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Colony of weevils safely in CABI Pakistan quarantine

A colony of 200 Listronotus (Listronotus setosipennis) have been safely transported from South Africa to Pakistan. The stem mining weevil is a biological control agent against parthenium. 515 more words

Invasive Species

Ichneumon Wasp (Anomalon sp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Ichneumon Wasp (Anomalon sp.)

Apparently these wasps are difficult to identify down to species and since they are miniscule I can understand why.  55 more words

Insect

Help needed: Stinking Passion Flower

Dr Bruce Webber is seeking some assistance with a weed project that the CSIRO is running on stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida).  The research program is looking to improve control options for stinking passionflower with the view to developing a biological control solution.  193 more words

Weed And Pest Management

Leps Looking Moderate-High in Some Areas

          Seeing holes in newly emerged leaves but all you can find are dark, fuzzy little caterpillars?  Gypsy moth larvae have also begun to feed.  Look for holes in leaves and turn over inspect  leaf undersides for tiny larvae.   478 more words

Jen Llewellyn

Spotless Lady Beetle larva (Cycloneda sanguinea)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Spotless Lady Beetle larva (Cycloneda sanguinea)

This species of ladybug is native to Florida.
Diet: aphids. The larval stage may be even more beneficial than as adults since the larvae have voracious appetites. 138 more words

Insect

Tachinid Fly (Archytas sp. possibly rufiventris)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Tachinid fly (Archytas sp. possibly rufiventris)

Beneficial: Parasitic Fly. control of pest caterpillar (think armyworm and cutworm!) which they use as food for their developing larva. 80 more words

Diptera

CABI’s new quarantine facility creates greater capacity for Parthenium research in Pakistan

CABI has increased its capacity to fight the highly invasive and destructive Parthenium weed by opening a new quarantine facility at its Central and Western Asia (CWA) offices and laboratories in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 330 more words

Invasive Species