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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

New on Featured Creatures! Coastal plain hesperapis (suggested common name)


January 23, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Hesperapis oraria Snelling and Stage is a specialized, solitary bee belonging to the family Melittidae (Dasypodainae). Hesperapis ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, Featured Creatures, FL Natives, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Giant woolly bear (larva), giant or great leopard moth (adult)


August 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The giant leopard moth is our largest eastern tiger moth. It was formerly in the family Arctiidae which now composes the ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Wildlife
Tags: Featured Creatures, FL Natives, Pest Alert, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Hydrellia fly parasitic wasp


July 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Trichopria columbiana (Ashmead) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) is a native endoparasitic wasp (Figure 1). The wasp is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Hydrilla tuber weevil


July 10, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Bagous affinis Hustache (Figure 1) is a semi-aquatic weevil that feeds on the aquatic invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! The hydrilla stem weevil.


June 8, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Bagous hydrillae O’Brien is a semi-aquatic weevil that feeds on the aquatic invasive weed Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Beetles, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! A fish!!!! The grass carp.


June 6, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella Cuvier and Valenciennes, was imported to the U.S. in 1963 as a biological control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Grass Carp, Pest Alert, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures: Hydrilla leaf mining flies


May 6, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Several native and introduced species of flies in the genus Hydrellia (Figure 1) are important because they feed on hydrilla ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Diptera, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Hydrilla leafcutter moth. By Baniszewski, Weeks, and Cuda.


February 3, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Parapoynx diminutalis Snellen is an adventive Asian moth with an aquatic larval stage. The moth is found associated with ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert

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