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New on Featured Creatures! The tawny crazy ant (previously known as Caribbean crazy ant)


January 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Nylanderia fulva was previously confused with Nylanderia pubens (Synonym: Paratrechina pubens). Nylanderia fulva is native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ants, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Io moth


December 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The beautiful Io moth, Automeris io (Fabricius), is one of our most recognizable moths. It is distinctive because ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation
Tags: Featured Creatures, FL Natives, Moths, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Gulf Coast tick


November 7, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The Gulf Coast tick (Fig. 1), Amblyomma maculatum, was first described by Koch in 1844. Gulf Coast ticks are found in grass ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation
Tags: Featured Creatures, Pest Alert, Ticks, UF-IFAS Pest Alert

Gulf Coast Agritourism and Ecotourism Business Development Conference Announced for November


September 13, 2014

The UF/IFAS Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Naturally EscaRosa would like to invite agritour and ecotour providers to the 2014 Agri/Eco-tourism Business Development Conference on November 5-6, 2014. The conference is geared for ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Recreation
Tags: Agritourism, Announced, Business, Coast, Conference, Development, Ecotourism, Gulf, November, Panhandle Outdoors

New on Featured Creatures! Giant woolly bear (larva), giant or great leopard moth (adult)


August 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The giant leopard moth is our largest eastern tiger moth. It was formerly in the family Arctiidae which now composes the ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Wildlife
Tags: Featured Creatures, FL Natives, Pest Alert, UF-IFAS Pest Alert

Chikungunya Fever-An Emerging Mosquito Virus of Concern


June 30, 2014

As you prepare for the July 4th holiday, remember to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases. Outbreaks of Chikungunya fever were first reported in Tanzania in 1952. Chikungunya fever is a virus and two mosquito species ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aedes, Asian Tiger Mosquito, Chikungunya, CHIKV, Florida, Yellow Fever Mosquito

New on Featured Creatures! The hydrilla stem weevil.


June 8, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Bagous hydrillae O’Brien is a semi-aquatic weevil that feeds on the aquatic invasive weed Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Beetles, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert, UF-IFAS Pest Alert

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