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Landscaping for Biodiversity


June 17, 2020

This is a guest post by Kendall Stacey, University of Florida graduate and current laboratory research technician in the Dale Lab. In a time when many people are staying home, gardening and landscaping has become an increasingly popular hobby. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Biological Control, Birds, Butterflies, Entomology, Landscape, Native, Pest Management, UFBugs, UFIFASExtension

Pollinator Wanna-bees?


May 22, 2020

This is a guest post by Kelly Laplante, an undergraduate student and research assistant in the Dale Lab at the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department. With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, you may have noticed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Beneficial, Beneficial Insects, Biological Control, Entomology, Insects, Pest Management, Pollinators, UFBugs, UFIFASExtension, What's Bugging You?

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Bug Word of the Day: Proboscis


April 5, 2018

Elephants, mosquitoes, and butterflies share something in common – they have a proboscis! A proboscis is simply a long appendage coming out of an animal’s head, and is used to describe the nose or snout of a vertebrate, like an elephant, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

Bug of the Day: Bella Moth


April 5, 2018

Not all moths are night creatures. In fact, one of the most colorful moths in Florida, the bella moth Utetheisa ornatrix, is active during the day when we can admire its beauty. The wings of the bella moth are a combination of orange, pink, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

Bug of the Day: Green Orchid Bee


April 4, 2018

The green orchid bee, Euglossa dilemma Friese, is a large, beautiful, metallic green bee named for its unique association with orchids and its distinctive color. While it can be found in the southern half of Florida, it is not native to this ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

Bug Word of the Day: Mutualism


April 2, 2018

Pollination is one of the best examples of mutualism, a relationship between two different species in which both species benefit. Mutualisms are different from the many other relationships between organisms in which one or both species is harmed, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects, UFBugs

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