Tag: bugs

Air Potato Leaf Beetles Eat Only Air Potatoes

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes surprises can puzzle and perplex, and yet be pleasant. Finding a twenty dollar bill, for example, in a parking lot would certainly be a positive experience. The occurrence would likely… Read More

Cicadas Are The Night Music Of North Florida

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Agent August nights in Wakulla County are unique for their frenetic activity and riotous sounds. In contrast to local February evenings with its silence broken by the occasional barred owl, this summer… Read More

Cicadas Are The Night Music Of North Florida

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director August nights in Wakulla County are unique for their frenetic activity and riotous sounds. In contrast to local February evenings with its silence broken by the occasional barred owl, this summer… Read More

Assassin Bug Ambushes Its Prey

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are few experiences which compare to the thrill of a successful hunt. The pursuit of the quarry may have physical, as well as intellectual, challenges which require discipline to overcome…. Read More

Dirt Daubers Nests Are Built For The Young To Snack

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Snack foods are a typical American part of the summer break from school and a vacation staple. There are so many from which to choose, each with its own unique flavor… Read More

Aphids Are The Insect World’s Villain

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristics have varied over the decades, but they always manage to return. In… Read More

Woods Roach, Or Palmetto Bug, Is Native To Wakulla

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are some creatures which are chronically held in low regard by the public at large. These are the Rodney Dangerfields of nature which get no respect. Sometimes it a long… Read More

Stinkbug Is An Accurate Description Of This Insect

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Office Sometimes a name may actually describe the dominant characteristic of its owner. In this day of marketing exaggerations, and occasionally outright misrepresentations, the experience can be quite refreshing. For example, it… Read More

Carpenter Bees Nest In Dead Wood – Including Houses

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The hectic pace to contemporary life can justifiably be compared to the seemingly erratic behavior of insect pollinators. Darting from flower to flower with no apparently logical progression for choice of… Read More