The Florida scorpionfly, Panorpa floridana Byers, is a little-known insect, endemic to northern peninsular Florida. Knowledge of this species of scorpionfly (Panorpidae) is limited to five specimens, the last one collected in 1982. The apparent ... 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
Invasive Species-How are They Spread? Although we (humans) are a pathway for possible this introduction. Here's a recent popular press scientific article that emphasizes the role of humans in the movement and establishment of invasive, ... READ MORE
Like insects, earthworms are among the animals most frequently encountered by many Floridians. Our kids play with them, dissect them in middle school biology, we fish with them, they crawl across our sidewalks and live in our flower pots. ... READ MORE
The August edition of the UF Entomology and Nematology Department Newsletter is available at: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/news/2010-2012/August12.html
Included in this Edition-
Several Faculty Awarded at the Annual Florida Entomological ... READ MORE
Are you aware of the latest news regarding the Giant African Land Snail program in Florida? The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) and the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection ... READ MORE
Entomopathogenic nematodes - or really cool, microscopic worms that provide targeted management for insect pests and are not harmful to humans or the environment.
Want to know more? Visit the July 2012 Featured Creatures by Nastaran Tofangsazi, ... READ MORE
Have you ever wanted to know more about the large, beautiful silk moth, the polyphemus moth, Antheraea polyphemus?
Extension faculty and Master Gardeners that receive questions about the polyphemus moth may find our latest July Featured ... READ MORE
The June-July Edition of NPDN First Detector News is available at: http://www.sepdn.org/newsletter
Articles in this edition include-
Emerald Ash Borer, Still on the Move!
Gladiolus Rust Found (again) in Florida
Good News from California!
South ... READ MORE
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