RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Common Bark Beetle Pests of Florida

This new 4-page guide was created specifically as an aid for youth forestry knowledge competitions, including 4-H and Future Farmers of America. Along with a collection of the listed beetles, it is suitable as a beginner’s introduction to the most important pine pests in Florida. Written by Sawyer Adams and Jiri Hulcr and published by the UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Program.
Released On: 09-21-2021

Rednecked Peanutworm Stegasta bosqueella (Chambers) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

The 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.
Released On: 09-19-2021

Fig Psyllid Homotoma ficus (L.) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Homotomidae); Curtain Fig Psyllid Macrohomotoma gladiata Kuwayama (Insecta: Hemiptera: Homotomidae); and Ficus Leaf-Rolling Psyllid Trioza brevigenae Mathur (Insecta: Hemiptera: Triozidae)

<p>This article details three adventive (to North America) psyllid species that feed on ficus. <em>Homotoma ficus</em> (the fig psylla) was noticed first in 1969, and <em>Macrohomotoma gladiata</em> (the curtain fig psyllid) and <em>Trioza brevigenae</em> (the ficus leaf rolling psyllid) were found to be present in 2015 and 2016, respectively. All three three species are currently found only in California, but could possibly spread to other states including Florida in the future.&nbsp;</p>
Released On: 09-19-2021

Argentine Ant Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

The 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.
Released On: 09-19-2021

Encarsia Wasp, a Silverleaf Whitefly Parasitoid (suggested) Encarsia formosa Gahan (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)

The 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.
Released On: 09-19-2021

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