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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

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New on Featured Creatures! The tawny crazy ant (previously known as Caribbean crazy ant)

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January 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Nylanderia fulva was previously confused with Nylanderia pubens (Synonym: Paratrechina pubens). Nylanderia fulva is native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ants, Featured Creatures, Invasive Species, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Io moth

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December 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The beautiful Io moth, Automeris io (Fabricius), is one of our most recognizable moths. It is distinctive because ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation
Tags: Featured Creatures, FL Natives, Moths, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Gulf Coast tick

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November 7, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The Gulf Coast tick (Fig. 1), Amblyomma maculatum, was first described by Koch in 1844. Gulf Coast ticks are found in grass ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation
Tags: Featured Creatures, Pest Alert, Ticks, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

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

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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

Chikungunya Fever-An Emerging Mosquito Virus of Concern

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June 30, 2014

As you prepare for the July 4th holiday, remember to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases. Outbreaks of Chikungunya fever were first reported in Tanzania in 1952. Chikungunya fever is a virus and two mosquito species ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aedes, Asian Tiger Mosquito, Chikungunya, CHIKV, Florida, Yellow Fever Mosquito

New on Featured Creatures! The hydrilla stem weevil.

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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! Black salt marsh mosquito.

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May 6, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The black salt marsh mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann), is very common in the eastern coastal areas of the Americas, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Featured Creatures, Mosquitoes, Pest Alert

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