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Category: Pests & Disease

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

UF-IFAS Pest Alert: a mealybug, Vryburgia trionymoides by Stocks (FDACS-DPI)

On several occasions in 2011, succulents (Crassulaceae) for sale at retail stores in Florida were found with infestations of the mealybug Vryburgia trionymoides DeLotto. A traceback revealed that the succulents originated in California, where this… Read More

New Featured Creatures! Eriophyid mite vector of Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) Phyllocoptes fructiphilus by M.A. Hoy, UF.

We are pleased to announce a new mite Featured Creatures! Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Keifer is a tiny eriophyid mite associated with most rose species and cultivars, especially in the eastern half of the USA. Most significantly,… Read More