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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

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… Read More

Giant African land snail: APHIS use criteria to deregulate quarantined areas in Miami-Dade county

APHIS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) collaborated to develop the protocol for removing areas from quarantine.   Click on the link to go to the official NAPPO alert: https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=781  … Read More

Featured Creatures Roundup

There have been six new Featured Creatures articles published so far in 2018! Check out these great extension publications and more at the Featured Creatures website. Insect name (Link to article) Photo Authors Tomato hornworm,… Read More

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

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… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The wedge-shaped beetles

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Ripiphoridae are a family of unusual parasitic beetles that are thought to be related… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The squash vine borer

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris), is a diurnal (active during the day) moth… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Cotesia congregata a gregarious endoparasitoid

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Cotesia congregata (Say) is a gregarious endoparasitoid that attacks more than a dozen species… Read More