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Title: Entomology and nematology newsletter
Series Title: Entomology and nematology newsletter
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Language: English
Creator: University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology
Publisher: Department of Entomology and Nematology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Publication Date: March 2001
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Volume ID: VID00057
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NEWSLETTER
March 2001 Entomology and Nematology News
Entomology and Nematology Student Organization
A University of Florida Publication


Secret of Success: "Grow antennae, not horns."

AWARDS

Andy Rasmussen received a $300 travel award from the North American Benthological Society to attend
this year's annual meeting to be held in Lacrosse Wisconsin.

GRANTS

Dr. James P. Cuda was awarded a grant for $26,717 from the Hillsborough County Environmental
Protection Commission to release and evaluate natural enemies of Brazilian peppertree on county property.

MEETINGS

Dr. James P. Cuda was invited to give a poster presentation at the American Farm Bureau's 82nd Annual
Convention held in Orlando, FL, 6-8 January as part of the Meet the Researchers Program. The title of the
presentation was "Classical Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in
Florida."

Drs. James P. Cuda and Julio Medal were invited to attend the 5th Annual Southeast Regional Public
Health Pest & Vector Management Conference in Panama City Beach, FL, 13-15 February. They
developed a two-hour workshop on biological control of aquatic weeds that was presented by Medal. The
meeting was hosted by the John A Mulrennan, Sr. Research & Education Center, Florida A&M University.

Dr. James P. Cuda attended the 41st Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America held in
Greensboro, NC, 10-14 February. Cuda gave three oral presentations entitled, "Risk Assessment of
Pseudophilothrips ichini for Classical Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree in Florida"; "Classical
Approaches to Biological Control of Tropical Soda Apple"; and "Toxicological Issues Associated with





Weed Biological Control Agents." Two of the presentations were co-authored by Dr. Julio Medal.

PUBLICATIONS

Cuda, J.P. and D.L. Sutton. 2000. Is the aquatic weed hygrophila, Hygrophilapolysperma (Polemoniales:
Acanthaceae), a suitable target for classical biological control?, pp. 337-348. In N.R. Spencer (ed.),
Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 4-14 July 1999. Montana
State University, Bozeman, MT.

Vitorino, M.D., J.H. Pedrosa-Macedo and J.P. Cuda. 2000. Biology and specificity tests of the sawfly
Heteroperreyia hubrichi Malaise (Hymenoptera: Pergidae) as a potential biological control agent for
Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), pp. 645-650. In N.R. Spencer (ed.),
Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 4-14 July 1999. Montana
State University, Bozeman, MT.

DEPARTMENTAL READING ROOM

The Entomology/Nematology Reading Room is room 2105. It has a fine collection of scientific journals
and trade magazines, and an assortment of books. The door is kept unlocked from 8:00 to 5:00 on
weekdays, and at other times can be unlocked with your key to the building. The Reading Room has some
very simple rules:

1. READING MATERIALS MAY NOT BE BORROWED, so either read them there, or photocopy
what you need there.
2. The photocopy machine accepts cash.
3. You may obtain a charge card for the machine from Nik Hostettler.
4. Do not take food or drinks into the Reading Room.
5. Tidy up after yourself (re-shelve books and journals).

FROM: Departmental Reading Room Committee.

RESEARCH IN NATIONAL PARKS

The National Park Service has created an Internet-based site for its Research and Collecting Permits. The
site covers all National Park Units in the United States. The web site is: http://science.nature.nps.gov/
research

The web site has been designed to be a comprehensive location for researchers to:

have the opportunity to review procedures, previous research efforts, policies, and conditional
requirements before submitting a new proposal
search NPS-identified research preferences (the system is new and park staff may not provide this





information for several months)
complete and submit an application for a permit via the Internet
file required Investigator's Annual Reports via the Internet

We look forward to encouraging scientists, agencies, non-profits, and all researchers and research
institutions to consider the U.S. National Parks as a good place for science that provides public benefits to
all citizens.

New Georgia Leps website officially open!

Dear friends and colleagues,

Although it is still being constructed, and will be in such a state for quite some time, I think there is enough
information/pictures on the Lepidoptera of Georgia website now that you can enjoy. The address is: http://
www. daltonstate. edu/galeps/

Please pass the address on to others who may not be on this list. Any comments/corrections/additions are
welcome! The noctuid classification is still a little weird; but this will be modified in the coming weeks.

Dr. James K. Adams
Dept. of Natural Science and Math
Dalton State College
213 N. College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone: (706)272-4427; fax: (706)272-2533
U of Michigan's President James Angell's

NEW BUG TUTORIALS

Three new tutorials were developed by Thomas Fasulo and Philip Koehler on behalf of the department
for licensed pesticide applicator recertification: Bloodsucking Insects and Filth-breeding Flies. These two
tutorials offer one CEU each in the General Household Pest, Limited Structural, or Public Health
categories.

Beneficial Insects #3, developed by Thomas Fasulo, offers 1 CEU in seven different categories:
Commercial Lawn and Ornamental, Limited Lawn and Ornamental, Ornamental and turf, Limited Lawn
Maintenance, Private Agricultural Applicator, Agricultural Row Crop and Agricultural Tree Crop.

This brings to 19 the number of Bug Tutorial available. They may be ordered by calling the UF/IFAS
Extension Bookstore at (352) 392-1764 or (800) 226-1764. You can find detailed information on all these
tutorials at the Buggy Software WWW site available through http://pests.ifas.ufl.edu/software/







If there is something you would like to see in future editions of the newsletter, pleas send all thoughts,
suggestions and supportive criticisms to: Erin Britton, editor.

A hard copy of this newsletter is given to department members in building 970 only. All others can obtain
an electronic subscription by sending a request to listserv(lists.ufl.edu and in the text of the message type:


subscribe UF-bugnews-L yourfirstname yourlastname

Turn off any signature file, if you have one. You will receive instructions for confirming your subscription
and further information on the rules for the list server.

This version of the newsletter is prepared for the Web by Andy Koehler.




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