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Introducción al apoyo en línea entre jóvenes: una guía para padres y cuidadores

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FY1539/FCS3396-Spanby Angela Nielsen y Larry F. ForthunFebruary 28th, 2024El propósito de este documento es informar al lector acerca de la amistad en línea entre adolescentes; el suicidio y la salud mental en adolescentes; ideas para apoyar a un adolescente cuyo amigo en línea descubre que tiene pensamientos suicidas o de auto agresión y la importancia de la seguridad y el auto cuidado. Este documento es FCS3396-Span, uno de una serie del Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Publicación original de fecha febrero 2024.Critical Issue: Families and Communities

American Sand Wasp (suggested common name), Bembix americana Fabricius, 1793 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Crabronidae: Bembicinae)

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IN1424/EENY-809by Marirose P. Kuhlman and Adam G. DaleFebruary 28th, 2024This publication describes the identification, biology, and importance of the American sand wasps (Bembix americana Fabricius), which are a subspecies-complex of large, robust wasps in the subfamily Bembicinae. They nest gregariously in bare soil and provision their nests with flies (order Diptera). The females are progressive provisioners, meaning they continue to provide their developing larvae with prey until the larvae pupate. Males participate in a distinctive mating behavior called a “sun dance” in which groups of males fly low over nesting areas waiting for females to emerge so they can be the first to mate with them. Adults feed on flower nectar and can often be found visiting a variety of wildflowers. This species has a broad ecological range and can be found nesting in a variety of soil types and habitats.Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Six-Toothed Bark Beetle, Six-Spined Engraver Beetle, Pine Stenographer Beetle Ips sexdentatus (Börner, 1767) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

thumbnail for publication: Six-Toothed Bark Beetle, Six-Spined Engraver Beetle, Pine Stenographer Beetle Ips sexdentatus (Börner, 1767) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

IN1421/EENY-808by Yiyi Dong and Jiri HulcrFebruary 27th, 2024The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences. Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Hibiscus Erineum Mite Aceria hibisci (Nalepa, 1906) (Arachnida: Acari: Eriophyidae)

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IN1419/EENY-806by Mikinley Weaver and Adam DaleFebruary 27th, 2024The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Leptomastix dactylopii Howard (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae): parasitoid of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)

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IN1420/EENY-807by Salman Al-Shami and Jawwad A. QureshiFebruary 27th, 2024This publication describes the biology, distribution, behavior, and impact of the parasitoid Leptomastix dactylopii Howard. This beneficial insect is known for providing significant reductions in mealybug populations in Florida and other locations. It is also intended to provide knowledge about this parasitoid to a wide range of interested audiences including growers, Extension agents, researchers, students, laypersons, and other stakeholders.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

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