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Florida Medical Entomology Lab

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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

No Common Name Aedes atlanticus (Dyar and Knab) (Insecta: Diptera: Culicidae)

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

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: 04-10-2022

A Mosquito Culex erraticus (Dyar and Knab, 1906) (Insecta: Diptera: Culicidae: Culicini)

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

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: 04-05-2022

Fact Sheet: Mayaro Virus

Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Mayaro virus (MAYV) can be spread from mosquitoes to humans. The geographic distribution of Mayaro virus is expanding from South and Central America into the Caribbean Islands, which means that, under the right conditions, this virus could one day become important to Florida. This publication is intended to serve as a fact sheet communicating information about MAYV to researchers and stakeholders in mosquito control and public health professions and to the general public.
Released On: 12-12-2021

Mosquitoes and Bromeliads

Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Water can collect in the central tanks or axils of bromeliads, and immature stages of mosquitoes sometimes inhabit these small pools. This article provides recommendations for environmentally acceptable ways to control the production of nuisance mosquitoes in  bromeliads; suggestions for planting species of bromeliads less likely to favor the production of mosquito-borne disease vectors; and general advice about personal protection against mosquito bites.
Released On: 12-06-2021

Ehrlichia and Anaplasma

Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Ehrlichia and Anaplasma are bacteria that cause diseases, known as ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, in humans and other animals. Ehrlichia and Anaplasma are primarily transmitted through the bites of infected hard ticks, such as the lone star tick, the blacklegged tick, and the American dog tick. This publication describes the various forms of ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis and their tick vectors.
Released On: 09-27-2021