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NEWSLETTER
February 2003 Entomology and Nematology News
Entomology and Nematology Student Organization
A University of Florida Publication


FEATURED ARTICLE

Fruit flies like bananas, but bot flies like to get under your skin. Dr. Frank Slansky reports that 2002 was
an "about average" year for requests for bot fly information. Associated with his bot fly website, http:/
botfly.ifas.ufl.edu/, last year he received and responded to some 40 different requests from the public for
additional information from a variety of states (Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts,
Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin) and countries (Canada,
Mexico and The Netherlands). These requests referred not only to bot fly infested squirrels, but also to
infested birds, cats, mice, ferrets, rabbits, rats, turtles and humans (ouch!).

Some highlights:

1. A computer programmer in Texas won their company's 'Most Amazing Story' award by making a
presentation at their 4th of July picnic about bot flies, based on coaching from Slansky, including how to
pronounce the bot fly genus Cuterebra (cutie-ree-brah) and myiasis (my-eyeah-sis, as in "Ah think ah got a
bot fly in my eye."). This person won a nice Texas mug, tee shirt and some other goodies, and the
admiration and respect of his co-workers, and all Dr. Slansky got was a "Thank you, I couldn't have done
it without you!"

2. A budding author is doing research for a novel and hopefully an exciting horror flick something about
global warming causing the glaciers to melt and some prehistoric bot flies emerge to wreak havoc on the
unsuspecting public. In the author's own words regarding the bot fly: "He is one of the meanest looking
insects I've seen in a long time and he packs a mean punch when bitten. The larva inside the body slowly
growing and when it emerges it looks even scarier." (P.S.: Dr. Slansky has never tried to bite a bot fly, so
he can't confirm the "mean punch.") Having learned his lesson from the previous less-than-financially-
rewarding consultation (see #1 above), Dr. Slansky this time demanded a signed and notarized lucrative
contract before he would allow himself to be flown to Hollywood and be wined and dined as a highly paid
consultant for the movie.





3. A pregnant mouse made a nest in a carpenter's toolbox in Michigan and had a litter of babies. The
carpenter needed to take his toolbox to work (without the mice), and the carpenter's wife decided that they
couldn't just dump the mother and helpless babies in the woods, so she fixed up a nice little cage with
bedding and all of the other features that make a mouse nest a home, and she transferred the mice to their
new abode, giving the momma mouse time to raise her babies before they were released into the wild.
During the transfer, however, two large lumps were discovered on the momma mouse-- a breech birth or
cancerous tumor were suspected but the lumps turned out to contain bot fly larvae. These were extracted
from the mom, she went on to raise all her mouselets and they were successfully released. Dr. Slansky,
himself having a soft spot for small furry creatures, consoled the distraught wife when she discovered the
lumps on the mouse and offered praise for her heroic efforts to help this at-risk family. Expecting to be
very well paid for his eventual movie consultation (see #2 above), he didn't charge for the mouse job.

4. And finally (well almost, see #5 below), a construction company owner (also in Michigan but apparently
no relation to the carpenter or his wife; see below for details) reported that he, after consultation with his
pest control service, had discovered a swarm of bot flies in his backyard that were harassing his family and
pets. If true, and if these were the secretive tree squirrel bot flies, this would be the first discovery of a
male aggregation site of this species, something Dr. Slansky has been searching for in vain for years. Dr.
Slansky began planning a quick flight to Michigan to document this exciting discovery and bask in the
associated fame and glory, but became suspicious when further inquiry revealed that these so-called 'bot
flies' were nesting in this person's basement, flying out through a crack in the foundation, visiting flowers,
stinging the family dog and returning to the basement. None of these activities resembled bot fly behavior
but instead pointed obviously (well, at least to a highly trained, astute entomologist) to a bumblebee
colony, which turned out to be the case. In all fairness to this person and his pest control service, the adults
of some bot fly species do resemble bumblebees in their black and yellow coloration. In payment for this
high-powered consultation, Dr. Slansky received a living pupa of a mouse bot fly, which the grateful
homeowner obtained after killing some mice in his house (hence the presumed lack of relationship to the
folks in #3 above, and hopefully these were not those little furry guys from that episode), only to have bot
fly larvae emerge from the corpses and crawl across his kitchen floor.

5. Well, those are indeed the bot fly highlights from 2002, but 2003 is already starting off with a bang (as
in "Did you hear a sonic boom?"). Dr. Slansky recently received an email asking if deer bot flies can
actually fly more than 700 mph, as reported in a book of interesting 'facts' the e-mailer was reading.
Fortunately, Jason Byrd's entry 'Fastest Flyer' in Tom Walker's 'The University of Florida Book of Insect
Records', http://ufbir.ifas.ufl.edu/, was available to refer this person to for the 'real' facts.

Between the above bot fly adventures, Dr. Slansky was able to publish two bot fly-related papers:

Slansky, F., and L. R. Kenyon. 2002. Bot fly (Diptera: Cuterebridae) infestation of nest-bound infant
eastern gray squirrels. Florida Entomologist 85: 369-371. http://www.fcla.edu/FlaEnt/fe85p369.pdf

Slansky, F., and L. R. Kenyon. 2002. Beyond Animal Care: Wildlife rehabilitators are providing valuable
information to research scientists. Wildlife Rehabilitation Today Fall 2002/Winter 2003: 16-20.





NEWS


A new cooking demonstration show on public television that emphasizes sustainable food production and
close relationships between chefs and local farmers will begin airing on most PBS stations in early January
2003.

"Chefs A' Field: Culinary Adventures That Begin on the Farm" features the talents of the nation's most
acclaimed chefs -- and the farmers they rely upon. Going beyond standard meal preparation, the program's
13 episodes take viewers onto the farm for an over-the-shoulder view of chef-farmer exchanges. The half-
hour programs begin airing nationwide in January. For a schedule of local air times, go to http://www.
chefsafield.com and put your cursor over "CHEFS TV listings."

Every episode of Chefs A' Field showcases regional cuisine and is filled with picturesque scenes shot at the
peak of the seasonal harvest, from a campaign to sell rutabaga in Virginia or a sea voyage in search of
Bluefin tuna off the coast of Cape Cod. Distributed by American Public Television, "Chefs A' Field" was
partly supported by USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. SARE is
supported by USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service. For more information,
see http://www.sare.org/htdocs/events/pr/dec302002.htm

CREC Honors Employees of the Year

LAKE ALFRED The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) honored
Angel Hoyte, Gretchen Baut and Gary Wilhite as 2002 Employees of the Year, and the Florida
Department of Citrus (FDOC) recognized Lura Rixman and Bruce Robertson for outstanding service on
Dec. 20.

Hoyte, Baut and Wilhite each received a plaque and $100 gift certificate, presented by Dr. Harold
Browning, CREC Center Director. Rixman and Robertson were presented with a certificate of appreciation
and gift basket by Dr. Andy Laurent, FDOC Deputy Executive Director of Research and Development
and Dr. Joe Ahrens, FDOC Scientific Research Director.

Hoyte works with Drs. Clay McCoy and Robin Stuart on Diaprepes root weevil pest management. She is
involved in research on egg parasitoids of Diaprepes, neonicotinoid insecticides for Diaprepes larva and
ant predators of Diaprepes.

Baut provides photography and graphic arts for CREC research, extension and teaching programs and
Wilhite provides computer and telephone network and support. Rixman is the receptionist for the FDOC
Scientific Research staff in Lake Alfred and Robertson is CREC's electrician.

PUBLICATIONS

Cuda, J. P., G. S. Wheeler, and D. H. Habeck. 2002. Brazilian peppertree seed chalcid: Wasp wages war





on widespread weed. Wildland Weeds 6(1): 18-20.


Khoo, C. C. H., and P. O. Lawrence. 2002. Hagen's glands of the parasitic wasp Diachasmimorpha
longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): ultrastructure and the detection of entomopoxvirus and
parasitism-specific proteins. Arthropod Structure and Development 31: 121-130.

Cuda, J. P., D. Gandolfo, J. C. Medal, R. Charudattan, and J. J.Mullahey. 2002. Chapter 23 Tropical
Soda Apple, Wetland Nightshade, and Turkey Berry, pp. 293-309. In Van Driesche, R. G., B. Blossey, M.
Hoddle, and R. Reardon (eds.), Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States.
Morgantown, West Virginia: USDA Forest Service.

Hight, S. D., J. P. Cuda, and J. C., Medal. 2002. Chapter 24 Brazilian Peppertree, pp. 311-321. In Van
Driesche, R. G., B. Blossey, M. Hoddle, and R. Reardon. (eds.), Biological Control of Invasive Plants in
the Eastern United States. Morgantown, West Virginia: USDA Forest Service.

Fox, A. M., W. T. Haller, and J. P. Cuda. 2002. Impacts of carbohydrate depletion by repeated clipping
on the production of subterranean turions by hydrilla. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 40: 99-104.

Slansky, F., and L. R. Kenyon. 2002. Bot fly (Diptera: Cuterebridae) infestation of nest-bound infant
eastern gray squirrels. Florida Entomologist 85: 369-371. http://www.fcla.edu/FlaEnt/fe85p369.pdf

Slansky, F., and L. R. Kenyon. 2002. Beyond Animal Care: Wildlife rehabilitators are providing valuable
information to research scientists. Wildlife Rehabilitation Today Fall 2002/Winter 2003: 16-20.

Rasmussen, A.K., and M.L. Pescador. 2002. A guide to the Megaloptera and aquatic Neuroptera of
Florida. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee. 45 pp. + appendices.

To receive a copy of this document, requests should be addressed to:
Bureau of Laboratories, Attn: Joy Jackson
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Joy.Jackson@dep.state.fl.us

The pdf versions of this document will be available at the following web sites:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/labs/library/keys.htm
http://famu.org/

IPM FLORIDA NEWS

IPM Florida recently conducted a meeting of the Florida Woody Ornamentals IPM Certification
Workgroup at Cherry Lake Tree Farm in Groveland, Florida, to discuss the possibility of ecolabeling for





some of the industry's plant products. UF, IFAS faculty and students in attendance were Kevin Athearn,
Eileen Buss, Stephanie Dickerson, Ed Gilman, Norm Leppla, Bill Schall, Dan Sonke, and James
Sterns. Ecolabels involve standards set by growers, certification usually by a third party, a chain of
custody for the product, and associated marketing (see Consumers Union Web site, http://www.eco-labels.
org). Education and outreach support the process. Healthy Grown Wisconsin Potatoes (http://www.
protectedharvest.org) serves as a model, since it has been very successful and is being investigated by crop
consultants and UF, IFAS for Florida vegetables. The primary costs are for establishing standards and an
evaluation process, educating growers and customers, training certifiers and managing the certification
system, and maintaining the quality of IPM certified products. The benefits would be savings on plant
production, a greater value for the products, protection from false claims of pesticide misuse, and
environmental stewardship with potential marketing advantages. It was emphasized that participation in
this program would be completely voluntary for the growers interested in adopting reduced risk practices
and possibly enhancing niche markets. The first step for woody ornamental production would be pesticide
risk reduction. Possibilities were discussed for rating chemicals based on toxicity and for scoring IPM
adoption using a point system, e.g., toxicity units (Benbrook et al., 2002, Amer. J. Potato Res. 79:183-
199). The University of Massachusetts IPM Guidelines for Poinsettia were provided as an example (http:/
www.umass.edu/umext/ipm). The project is funded by a grant from the EPA and is co-directed by Dr.
Tom Green, director of the IPM Institute of North America (http://www.ipminstitute.org). Minutes from
this meeting are available from Norm Leppla.

NATL NEWS

On Saturday, December 7, 2002, Alejandro Arevalo, Justin Harbison, Shane Hill, and Trevor Smith
planted 63 wax myrtles along the fence that separates the Division of Plant Industry compound from the
Natural Area Teaching Laboratory. In a few years these knee-high plants that these ENSO volunteers set in
place should grow to become a visual barrier between DPI and NATL. This will help docents from the
Florida Museum of Natural History more easily keep the attention of groups of K-12 students as they
experience NATL's upland pine ecosystem.

At the end of Fall Semester, NATL's new Academic Pavilion was placed in service. CALS Dean Jimmy
Cheek and UF Provost David Colburn, who funded the pavilion, were photographed as they visited it,
and an entomology class, led by Marian Hay-Roe, was later photographed using it. One or both of these
pictures may soon appear with an article in the University Digest (which is in the Alligator each
Wednesday).

The Natural Area Advisory Committee, with includes Don Dickson, Shane Hill, and Tom Walker, is
undertaking the development of a Natural Area Park immediately north of the SEEP retention pond. A
kiosk in the Park will explain SEEP and NATL, and five picnic tables will provide places to eat lunch for
the K-12 groups that visit Florida Museum of Natural History. UF's Ethnoecology Club plans to use the
Park as a place to establish and label plants that were used by native and colonial Americans for food,
medicine, and commerce. Boulders and shrubs along the east edge of the Park will exclude vehicles.
Funding for the Park comes from Provost Colburn and the Florida Museum of Natural History.





BUGGY SOFTWARE


The department now has an additional eight IPM tutorials on four more CD-ROMs. The additional eight
Bug Tutorials now paired on CD-ROMs are:
Beneficial Insects 1 and Beneficial Insects 2
Fleas and Ticks & Wasps and Bees
Mulch and Moisture Pests & Occasional Invaders
Turfgrass Insects 1 and Turfgrass Insects 2

The department now has 21 CD-ROMs on insects and other arthropods. Details are available on the UF/
IFAS Buggy Software Web site at http://pests.ifas.ufl.edu/software/.

FEATURED CREATURES

The UF Entomology and Nematology Department and the FDACS Division of Plant Industry have added
files on the following organisms to the Featured Creatures WWW site at: http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/.
There are now over 280 Featured Creatures files, with more undergoing development.

Hall DW, Butler JF. Webbing barklouse or psocid, Archipsocus nomas Gurney.

Conklin T, Mizell RF. Glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulate (Say).

Camerino A. Ground pearls, Margarodes spp.

Howard FW, Pemberton R, Hamon AB, Hodges GS, Mannion CM, McLean D, Wofford J. Lobate
lac scale, Paratachardina lobata lobata (Chamberlin).

Capinera JL. Pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano.

Knox MA, Fasulo TR. Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Huebner). (major revisions)

Brammer AS, Scheffrahn RH. A drywood termite, Cryptotermes cavifrons Banks.

Scheffrahn RH, Su N-Y, Cabrera BJ, Kern Jr W. Cuban subterranean termite, Prorhinotermes simplex
(Hagen).

Capinera JL. Striped blister beetle, Epicauta vittata (Fabricius).

New text and/or photographs were added to the files on: jumping spiders, brown recluse spider, oriental
fruit fly, Asiatic citrus psyllid, Florida rove beetles, wheel bug and common cattle grub.





To save space, these publications are not listed exactly as they should be cited. The complete correct
citation is: Author(s). (date of publication). Full title. UF/IFAS Featured Creatures. EENY- ###. URL

Some Featured Featured Creatures -

"I appreciate all the work you and your staff have done with the Featured Creatures website. I often refer
homeowners and others to the site to get information about a certain pest or beneficial insect. The layout of
the information is excellent, and the photographs are extremely helpful. I just received an email from a
friend asking about lightning bugs, and I wanted to refer her to the Featured Creatures site, but I could not
find an information sheet on lightning bugs. Are you planning on adding one in the future? I took a class
with Dr. Lloyd, and it seems like he would be the perfect person to write a sheet on them, due to his
wealth of knowledge on the topic. Thank you, again, for developing such a great website." Kimberly A.
Gallagher, Technical Sales/Product Coordinator/Entomologist Entomos, Inc.

We agents don't say it as often as we should, but the Featured Creatures Articles are one of the most
valuable resources on line we agents have available to us from Gainesville. Thank you very much for being
there for us. I am one of the 130,000 daily [actually 'distinct visits' for all of May 2002] visitors that use it
faithfully. Raymond H. Zerba Jr, Horticulture Agent, Clay County, Florida

"This is great! Thanks for your efforts." Barbra Bloetscher, of Ohio State University, after receiving an
announcement that the Featured Creatures file on the Indianmeal moth had been updated with significantly
revised text and a number of new photographs.

On October 9th, 2002, the Southwest Technical Resource Center for IPM in Schools and Childcare
Facilities sent out a message asking "pest specialists" on its mailing list to provide information to a school
district that was having problems with a crazy ant infestation. A member of the Texas Structural Pest
Control Board replied to the message by simply providing a link to the Featured Creatures file on that
species.

GRANTS and AWARDS

Scotty Long has been named "Graduate Student of the Year" by Alpha Zeta. Congratulations!

The latest winner of the UF Best of the Bugs award is the Robber Flies Web site based in Germany. The
robber flies comprise a group of active insects that attract considerable attention in that the larvae and
adults are predators of many other insects. Webmasters Fritz Geller-Grimm and Torsten Dikow have
compiled a site that includes everything you might want to know about this large group from ID keys to
art depicting these insects. The site also contains many beautiful color photographs. See Best of the Bugs
at http://pests.ifas.ufl.edu/bestbugs/ for links.

Dr. James P. Cuda was awarded a grant for $18,353 from the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection to conduct a survey on the Wacissa River for Hydrelliapakistanae (Diptera: Ephydridae) and
Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae), two insect natural enemies of the aquatic weed hydrilla.






Dr. Liburd and Erin Finn were recently (January 2003) awarded a grant of $39, 692 from the Florida
Fruit and Vegetable Research Foundation to study species of flower thrips occurring in Florida blueberries.
The project also plans to investigate reduced-risk tactics for control of flower thrips in blueberries. This is
a 2.5-year project, which will be initiated in February 2003 until summer 2005. The project funding will be
subsidized with a USDA-PMAP grant ($117,572) that Dr. Liburd received in summer of last year.

Dr. Liburd received first year funding $46,650 for his 2002 USDA-CSREES T-Star grant entitled
"Utilization of living mulches to suppress cucurbit pests." The project is designed to compare conventional
production practices of using synthetic mulches with selected living mulches to determine their impact on
homopteran pests in cucurbits. The duration of the project is three years and first year funding was
received in November.

Katie Barbara and Roxanne Burrus each have received the US Navy Health Services Collegiate
Program scholarship. This is a very competitive scholarship: only 1-2 people are accepted each year into
this medical program. As recipients, they will be entering the US Navy full-time after graduation as
officers to serve as Medical Entomologists.

MEETINGS and PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Marjorie Hoy presented a lecture, "Agricultural Bioterrorism," as part of the Florida Frontiers Lecture
Series, February 5, 2003, at the Ham Museum of Art on the UF campus. The presentation was part of a
program to help celebrate the University's Sesquicentennial celebration.

Thomas Fasulo gave one of the luncheon seminars at the Florida Mosquito Control Association's 2003
Dodd Plenary Short Courses on January 29, 2003. The title of his talk was "Infoviruses: Distributing
Information Quickly Through a Population."

Dr. James P. Cuda attended the Annual Meeting of the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society held
in Daytona Beach, Florida, on November 13-15, 2002. Dr. Cuda is currently serving as a member of the
FAPMS Board of Directors. He also was invited to give an oral presentation titled, "Biological Control of
Brazilian Peppertree."

Dr. James P. Cuda attended the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America held in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida, on November 17-20, 2002. Dr. Cuda served as Chair of Section C (Biology, Ecology
and Behavior), which is the largest section in ESA, and organized this year's Section C program. He served
as moderator for one of the student competition oral presentations, and was invited to give oral
presentations in two conference symposia. One of the presentations was titled, "Progress in Biological
Control of Brazilian Peppertree and Tropical Soda Apple," and was co-authored by Dr. Julio Medal. The
other presentation was titled, "Assessing Non-target Effects of the Brazilian Peppertree Sawfly to Native
Fauna."

Cynthia Khoo and Luis Matos attended the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in





Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in November 2002.

Dr. James P. Cuda was invited to participate in the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge's 7th
Annual Exotic Plant Workshop for Southwest Florida that was held in Naples on December 3-4, 2002. Dr.
Cuda was invited to give an oral presentation titled, "Prospects for Classical Biological Control of
Strawberry Guava in Florida."

Dr. Oscar Liburd gave a summary of his 2002 blueberry research findings at the Southeastern Regional
Fruit and Vegetable meeting, January 10-12, 2003, in Savannah, Georgia. This annual meeting is designed
to educate growers on new production techniques in fruits and vegetables. More than 300 growers from
around the southeast attended the meeting.

Dr. James P. Cuda was invited to participate in the USDA, CSREES Tropical and Subtropical
Agricultural Research (T-STAR) Technical Committee Meeting that was held in Gainesville on December
10, 2002. Dr. Cuda gave an oral presentation on his research project that is funded by a T-STAR grant
titled, "Biological Control of the Invasive Strawberry Guava for Caribfly Suppression."

Andy Rasmussen recently attended the 29th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Water Pollution
Biologists Association held in Panama City Beach, Florida. Andy presented a portion of his dissertation
research in a talk titled, "Emergence of Adult Aquatic Insects from a Ravine Headwater Springrun".

Dr. James P. Cuda was invited to deliver a PowerPoint presentation on biological control of aquatic
weeds and native insects commonly associated with aquatic plants for the Florida Mosquito Control
Association's Annual Dodd Shortcourse held in Gainesville on January 27-31, 2003.

Andy Rasmussen and Manny Pescador presented a paper titled, "Megaloptera and Aquatic Neuroptera
Biodiversity in Florida," at the ESA meeting in Ft. Lauderdale.

Dr. James P. Cuda was invited to deliver PowerPoint Presentation on biological control of weeds to an
invasive plant-training workshop sponsored by the Florida Institute of Park Personnel, District 7. The
workshop was held on January 15, 2003, in Port Charlotte Florida at the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic and
State Buffer Preserves.

Dr. James P. Cuda was invited to become a member of the technology transfer team for The Areawide
Management Evaluation Program for Melaleuca. TAME Melaleuca is a $4.7 million USDA areawide pest
management program designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of a regionally applied integrated weed
management approach for the suppression of Melaleuca in Florida emphasizing biological control.

GRADUATE STUDENT UPDATE

Dear colleagues,

It is now or never that I let you know about my project oversees. As a former graduate student of Don W.





Dickson (1998), I was recruited by Dr. Juerg Grunder to survey agriculturally important soils of
Switzerland for the occurrence of root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp. My goal was to standardize a
simple and reliable identification technique and to recommend a biological control strategy for these
nematodes. I had no more or no less than six months to complete this task.

Well, the time is almost up and there are far more questions now than before I began. Also, I have heard all
the Dr. Nation stories there are (special regards to Dr. Nation from the Tschokke-Haus, which I am
sharing with my two children right now). I also have learned how to ski quite well, and can now calm the
Swiss' mind, in that the quarantined nematode, M. chitwoodii, hasn't reoccurred or spread any further.
There are some severe infestations with M. incognita and M. arenaria, and M. hapla is on the rise. I
couldn't help but look for the bacterial parasite, Pasteuriapenetrans, too. Sure enough, there are Swiss P.
penetrans and their populations are building up in the greenhouse right now. Based on the findings, an
entire greenhouse has been added to the capacities of the FAW nematology team. The team isn't
necessarily happy about the extra project in the coming season, but plant breeders and seed companies are
very interested. They wish to combine their resistant rootstocks with bio-control agents. Although I would
love to take on this project as well, my work permit is about to expire. I will be back in the States in
March, leaving this beautiful country and my wonderful colleagues behind. This has been an experience
worth renewing.

Keep peace in your hearts and see you soon. Yours always,

Elke Weibelzahl-Fulton.

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