Tag Archive: Appearance

The Mosquito-Borne Tropical Disease Chikungunya Makes Its First Appearance in North Florida

Tiger mosquitos are distinctive with their black and white coloration, and bite during the day. Photograph by: J. L. Castner, University of Florida The first occurrence of the mosquito-borne tropical disease chikungunya has occurred in north Florida. Two cases have been reported, in Leon County, from residents who recently visited Haiti. This virus originated in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/21/the-mosquito-borne-tropical-disease-chikungunya-makes-its-first-appearance-in-north-florida/

Kudzu Bug Makes First Appearance in Wakulla County

Kudzu bugs, with a taste for legumes, cotton and citrus, have made their first appearance in Wakulla County. The Kudzu Bug also known as the bean plataspid (Megacopta cribraria, Fabricius), was discovered in the Sopchoppy area of western Wakulla County last week populating a citrus tree.  Kudzu bugs are native to East Asia and were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/11/kudzu-bug-makes-first-appearance-in-wakulla-county/

Spring Appearance of Ground Bees

Several ground bee burrows are shown above in this Marianna lawn. Ground bees lay their eggs in borrows, from which, adult ground bees will emerge the following year. Photo taken by Josh Thomposn The panhandle has experienced warmer weather during the past week, and as the air has warmed and the soil dried, a particular …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/22/spring-appearance-of-ground-bees/

Southern Armyworm Makes First Appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County

Southern Armyworms have make their presence known in Wakulla County by consuming one gardeners efforts. Southern Armyworms, Spodoptera eridania, has made its first appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County on April 19.  A home gardener brought in the samples seen in the photograph above. While most were still in the larva stage, the gardener had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/20/southern-armyworm-makes-first-appearance-of-2012-in-wakulla-county/