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South American fruit fly (Anastrepha fraterculus)


January 24, 2018

The South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus, is a pest of over 110 host plants, including several crops grown in Florida, such as citrus, strawberries, and peaches. A. fraterculus actually a complex of several species that have yet ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Anastrepha Fraterculus, Pest, South American Fruit Fly

Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis)


January 23, 2018

The oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) is a highly destructive pest of fruit crops. It has a wide host range including nearly 500 fruits and vegetables, but is most commonly found attacking avocado, mango and papaya. Females live 1-3 months ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bactrocera Dorsalis, Fly, Fruit Pest, Oriental Fruit Fly

Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)


January 22, 2018

The Mediterranean Fruit Fly is commonly referred to as the "Medfly." It is one of the most serious fruit fly pests in the world, due to its ability to colonize a wide variety of fruit crops. This pest as been detected in Florida, but eradication ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ceratitis Capitata, Fly, Medfly, Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Pest

New on Featured Creatures! Coconut scale


April 15, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Coconut scale, Aspidiotus destructor Signoret (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) (Fig. 1), is a pest of over 60 plant families and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Featured Creatures, Pest Alert, Scale Insects

New on Featured Creatures! Black scale


April 8, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The black scale, Saissetia oleae (Olivier, 1791) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) (Fig. 1) is an important pest of citrus and olive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Featured Creatures, Olive, Pest Alert, Scale Insects

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