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Feral Swine

Feral swine, Sus scrofa, were introduced to the United States by settlers in the 1500s as a food source. They were originally brought for agriculture, but escaped and released pigs have grown into a feral… Read More

Coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros

The coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, is a major pest of cultivated palm trees. It primarily attacks coconut and African oil palms, but it is also a threat to sugarcane, papaya, and pineapple crops. Economic losses… 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