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New on Featured Creatures! The wedge-shaped beetles


January 8, 2015

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 to tumbling flower beetles (Coleoptera: ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beetles, Featured Creatures, Pest Alert, UF-IFAS Pest Alert, UF/IFAS Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! The squash vine borer


January 7, 2015

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 species (Fig. 1). The larvae ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Featured Creatures, Moths, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Wellsina mite


December 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Hemicheyletia wellsina (De Leon) (Figure 1) is a predatory mite in the family Cheyletidae. The life history of species in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beneficials, Featured Creatures, Mites, Ornamentals, Pest Alert

New on Featured Creatures! Io moth


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


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

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