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What is it: Dieunomia bees

October 7, 2014

Have you seen groups of small sandy mounds such as this and wondered what was in there? A solitary halictid bee known as Dieunomia heteropoda may be living inside with her brood. The mounds are created when a Dieunomia female bee digs ... READ MORE


What is it: Frangipani moth

October 7, 2014

A friend sent me this photo last month with the explanation, "Found this outside our house--friendly?" My friend lives in Pembroke Pines, FL and the startlingly colored and rather large creepy-crawly she found is a frangipani moth caterpillar, ... READ MORE

Tags: Caterpillars, Moths

Giant African Land Snail Invades Broward County

September 30, 2014

You might have heard by now of the giant African land snail, a very large plant- and house-eating snail that was once eradicated from Florida and has been reintroduced, keeping Miami-Dade County residents and regulatory officials alike busy. ... READ MORE


Taxonomic Training Video Feedback Wanted

September 23, 2014

The Advanced Taxonomic Training video series available on the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) First Detector site now includes diagnostician-level training for the identification of scales, mealybugs, whiteflies, aphids, stink bugs, ... READ MORE

Tags: FDACS-DPI, NPDN, Training

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