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Category: Pests & Disease

New on Featured Creatures! Spotted cucumber beetle, by Gill, Goyal and Gillett-Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Spotted cucumber beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber, is a major agricultural pest of North… Read More

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Concerns

Good Morning! 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 various… Read More

Featured Creatures in Arabic! نيماتودا الموالح

Featured Creatures articles are being translated into Arabic. Here is the first- نيماتودا الموالح – http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/nematode/citrus_nematodeMSA.htm Learn more about the citrus nematode نيماتودا الموالح. Translation provided by Dr. Diaa El-Ansary, Precision Agriculture Laboratory (PAL), Faculty… Read More

New Bugs in Florida Stymie Researchers, Threaten Crops!

Miami, Florida National NPR Correspondent Greg Allen visited the UF Entomology Department a few weeks ago to discuss various emerging bug and invasive species problems in Florida.  Check out the audio or article at:  http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195492811/new-bugs-in-florida-stymie-researchers-threaten-crops… Read More