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New on Featured Creatures! Tussock moths.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Tussock moths in the genus Orgyia are small moths that are best-known because of their… Read More

Rose Rosette Disease Workshop and In-service Training

The recent discovery of rose rosette disease (RRD) in Florida threatens the State’s $20 million rose nursery industry as well as retail sales and landscape use. RRD is caused by rose rosette virus that is… Read More

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

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… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Corn wireworm. By Gill, Chahil, Goyal, Gillett-Kaufman, and Cherry.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Insects in the family Elateridae are commonly known as “click beetles”. Their name comes from… Read More

Rose Rosette Virus (RRV)- Confirmed in Florida!

Rose rosette (witches’ broom) symptoms were first observed in 1940 in Canada on wild roses. Subsequently symptomatic plants were discovered in California in 1941 and many other states in the U.S. In 2011, the disease… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Eastern bloodsucking conenose. By Conn and Capinera.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The eastern bloodsucking conenose, Triatoma sanguisuga (LeConte), belongs to the subfamily Triatominae, known as the… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Sri Lankan weevil. By Neal.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus Marshall, the Sri Lankan weevil, is a plant pest with a… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Lone star tick. By Holderman and Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. Lone… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Rugose spiraling whitefly. By Kumar, McKenzie, Mannion, Stocks, Smith, and Osborne.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: A new addition on the list of whitefly species found in Florida, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus… Read More