Tag: UF-IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! The wedge-shaped beetles

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Ripiphoridae are a family of unusual parasitic beetles that are thought to be related to tumbling flower… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Aster leafminer moth.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Leucospilapteryx venustella (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) is a small, mostly light brown moth that during its larval stages creates… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Tussock moths.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Tussock moths in the genus Orgyia are small moths that are best-known because of their attractive larvae. ABOVE:… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Corn wireworm. By Gill, Chahil, Goyal, Gillett-Kaufman, and Cherry.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Insects in the family Elateridae are commonly known as “click beetles”. Their name comes from the clicking sound… Read More

Rose Rosette Virus (RRV)- Confirmed in Florida!

Rose rosette (witches’ broom) symptoms were first observed in 1940 in Canada on wild roses. Subsequently symptomatic plants were discovered in California in 1941 and many other states in the U.S. In 2011, the disease was confirmed to… Read More