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Tag: Insects

Fall Flowers Offer Seasonal Color In Wakulla

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Fall is finally in the air and on the thermometer. There will be a few warm days in October, but hopefully the 90 plus degree days in 2016 are about gone…. Read More

Lovebugs Are Just One Of Florida’s Many Flying Pests

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is true, Florida has flying bugs and some really are a nuisance. Unfortunately, Hurricane Hermine has not helped matters by dumping excessive rain on the area. A top candidate for… Read More

Welcome the Air Potato Leaf Beetle

A small, but brightly colored beetle has appeared in north Florida: the air potato leaf beetle (Liliocetis cheni), a native of East Asia. The beetle, less than half an inch long, has a candy apple red body that… Read More

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

Armadillos Dig Holes In Search Of Insects

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “Nothing good happens after midnight,” is an oft used phrase by the parents of teenagers. It is a subtle way of saying a lot of mischief occurs under the cover of… 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