We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures!
Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Several native and introduced species of flies in the genus Hydrellia (Figure 1) are important because they feed on hydrilla ... READ MORE
Are you familiar with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)? EEE is vectored by mosquitoes and a concern for Florida residents, particularly during the summer months. The Florida Department of Health posts weekly updates regarding ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce a new pest fly Featured Creatures!
The bean seed fly or seedcorn maggot, Delia platura (Meigen), is a small dipterous insect of the family Anthomyiidae (Valenciano et al. 2004). It is a sporadic ... READ MORE
Dengue fever is the first in a series of pest alerts focusing on specific arboviral (or arthropod-borne) diseases, as occurrences are more common during the summer months. A general arboviral disease awareness pest alert was distributed on ... READ MORE
As the summer rains in Florida create breeding grounds for mosquitos and other arthropods, the public should remain aware of the potential danger of diseases transmitted by arthropods.
Arboviral diseases are viruses that are arthropod-borne, ... READ MORE
Mosquitoes and mosquito-vectored diseases continue to be an issue within Florida. The first locally acquired human case of dengue for 2012 was reported in Miami-Dade County, Florida last week.
The full Florida Department of Health Weekly ... READ MORE
Atherigona orientalis (Schiner) is commonly referred to as the pepper fruit fly or tomato fruit fly. Despite its common names, it is not a true fruit fly in the family Tephritidae, but rather a member of the Muscidae, the same family to ... READ MORE
The black-tailed mosquito, Culiseta melanura (Coquillett, 1902), belongs to the family Culicidae. This species of mosquito is considered unusual because it overwinters as larvae while most mosquito species overwinter as either adults or eggs. ... READ MORE