Title: Entomology and nematology newsletter
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Title: Entomology and nematology newsletter
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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: June 2007
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June 2007

Faculty News

Dr. Phil Kaufman was an invited participant
in a live Web cast from Cornell University.
The program, "Integrated Pest Management
for Confined Dairy Animal Fly Pests," was
delivered on 3 May. The Web cast and
accompanying PowerPoint file are available
for download from the New York State
Integrated Pest Management program
website: http://nysipm.cornell.edu/livestock/

Dr. Bill Howard et al. (See Publications
below) were the recipients of the Florida
State Horticultural Society's Ornamental
Garden & Landscape Best Paper Award.
This award is presented to the authors of the
best and most meritorious paper printed in
the previous year's Proceedings (2006,
volume 119) for the Ornamental Garden &
Landscape Section.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Malcolm T. Sanford
continues to "bee" involved with the
beekeeping community, most recently
writing about Colony Collapse Disorder in
Bee Culture Magazine (http://www.
rder.cfm). He also plans to attend the world
apicultural congress in Melbourne, Australia
in September (http://www.apimondia2007
melbourne.com/) to present his ideas
concerning the Global Bee Breeders

(http://www.squidoo. com/beebreeders_initi
ative/). He continues to act and, beginning 6
July, will be in the Hot Mikado at the
Gainesville Community Playhouse.

Alumni News

Dr. Dan Suiter (Ph.D '94), of the University
of Georgia, received the Crown Leadership
Award sponsored by Pest Control Tech-
nology magazine and Syngenta Professional
Products. This award is presented annually to
pest management professionals who have
made significant contributions to the growth
and development of the structural pest
control industry, as well as to their local
communities. Dr. Suiter will receive
coverage in an upcoming PCT magazine
issue as well as being an honoree at a special
reception in Orlando in October during the
National Pest Management Association
meeting. Dr. Nancy Hinkle, (Ph.D. '92)


Hall DW, Minno M, Butler JF. (May 2007).
Little metalmark, Calephelis virginiensis
(Guerin- Meneville). Featured Creatures.
EENY-407. http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/bfly/
little metalmark.htm

Stelinski LL, Oakleaf R, Rodriguez-Saona
C. 2007. Oviposition-deterring pheromone
deposited on blueberry fruit by the parasitic

wasp, Diachasma alloeum. Behaviour 144:

Howard FW, Pemberton RW, Hodges GS,
Steinberg B, McLean D, Liu H. 2006. Host
plant range of lobate lac scale,
Paratachardina lobata, in Florida.
Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural
Society 119: 398-408.

Mayfield III AE. (May 2007). Pine
webworm, Pococera robustella (Zeller).
Featured Creatures. EENY-408.

Meetings and Presentations

Dr. James P. Cuda attended the Executive
Committee meeting of the Florida
Entomological Society held in Gainesville,
22 May. Cuda prepared and presented the
activities report of the Society's Committee
on Managing Invasive Species.

Dr. James Cuda attended the 3rd Everglades
Cooperative Invasive Species Management
Area Steering Committee Meeting held in
Palmetto Bay, FL, 23 May.

Dr. James Cuda developed a new
PowerPoint presentation on Brazilian
peppertree IPM. The presentation was posted
on the UF/IFAS Presentations Web Site,
available to UF/IFAS faculty and staff.

Dr. James Cuda was invited to participate in
the 2007 Aquatic Weed Control Short Course
held in Coral Springs, FL, 14-18 May. Cuda
and Dr. William A. Overholt co-authored
the presentation "Biological control of
invasive weeds: Hydrilla verticillata as an
example." Cuda also moderated two program
sessions- Biological Control in Aquatic and

Natural Areas, and Aquatic Issues and

Drs. A.B.Y. Faria, R.W. Barreto, and J.P.
Cuda were co-authors of "Fungal pathogens
of Schinus terebinthifolius from Brazil as
potential biocontrol agents," a paper
delivered at the XIIth International
Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
held in La Grande Motte, France, 22-27

Dr. James Cuda attended the 22nd Annual
Symposium of the Florida Exotic Pest Plant
Council (FEPPC) held in Cocoa Beach, FL,
30 April-3 May. Cuda helped to organize a
field demonstration on Brazilian peppertree
control techniques at the Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station.

The following oral and poster presentations
were given at the FEPPC meeting:

"Out of Florida: Does Florida export
invasions with high genetic diversity?" by
Drs. D.A. Williams, J.P. Cuda and W.A.

"Baseline map and spectral library of
pre-biocontrol Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi
in Florida," by Drs. J.D. Jordan, W.A.
Overholt, and J.P. Cuda.

"Performance of two candidate biological
control agents (Episimus utilis and
P\,eInth,1phih, Ii i q, ichini) on four Brazilian
peppertree genotypes in Florida," by V.
Manrique, J.P. Cuda, W.A. Overholt, and
D. Williams.


The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund
awarded $1,000 to graduate student Kyle

Beucke to support his project "The
Systematics and Biogeography of
Mycotrupes (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)."

Graduate student Veronica Manrique
received three travel grants to allow her to
attend the XII International Symposium on
Biological Control of Weeds in Montpellier,
France, 22-27 April, where she presented a
poster. The travel grants came from the
Office of Vice President for Research, the
Graduate Student Council, and IFAS.

Dr. Phil Kaufman, Mike Scharf, and Chris
Geden (USDA-Gainesville) received a grant
from the Milk Check-Off program,
established by Southeast Milk, Inc. The
$30,500 grant is for "Preemptive
Management of Insecticide Resistance on
Southeastern Dairies."

News Releases

In an effort to better market what we do, the
Newsletter Web site now includes a section
for short news releases designed to be cut
and pasted into county newsletters, and trade
or organizational magazines. Details are
available on the newsletter Web site. Click
on "Cut and Paste News Releases." Literally
seconds after I posted this to the All-
Extension listserv, I received feedback from
two county faculty telling me what a
wonderful service this was. T.R. Fasulo

Good Bugs

Dr. James Cuda, Thomas Fasulo, Georgene
Johnson and Lyle Buss are authors of the
latest Image Gallery CD-ROM released by
the department. Beneficial Arthropods:
Predators (SW 189) contains 133 different
images of 37 beneficial arthropod species or
groups. The HTML format allows the CD to

be used with any PC or Mac. As with the
other Image Gallery CDs, the images are
delivered in three different sizes and
resolutions: print quality (TIF), display for
large audiences (JPG) and Web-optimized

All images are copyrighted by UF/IFAS but
are authorized for free use by educational
organizations and the media. There are
additional restrictions on commercial or
for-profit use. The CD is perfect for training
master gardeners, master naturalists,
agricultural employees, or other students, and
may be used for in-house training of pest
control personnel.

The cost is $15, with reseller and quantity
discounts available. See details on groups
covered and commercial restrictions on the
Buggy Software Web site at

FES meeting

FES president Geri Cashion reminds
everyone that the annual meeting of the
Florida Entomological Society is scheduled
for 15-18 July in Sarasota, Florida. The
deadline for reservations is June 22, so those
planning to attend should make their
reservations early to insure the special rate of
$139/night. The meeting includes MS and
PhD student competitions, five symposia,
and two workshops. The Society's Web site
at http://flaentsoc.org/ contains more details.


A team of entomologists from the University
of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and
Education Center (FLREC) recently
completed the first ever survey of termites in
Honduras. The survey team consisted of nine

members, including Dr. Rudolf Scheffrahn,
Jan Krecek, Vinda Maharajh, and Brian
Bahder (FLREC); and James Chase and
John Mangold (Terminix International).
Additional members included Tim Myles
(University of Toronto), Robert Setter (IDT
Technologies), and Thomas Nishimura
(BASF). Terminix and BASF provided
support for the survey. The team was based
at the Pan-American Agricultural School,
better known as Zamorano, which provided
logistical assistance.

The team traveled over 1,000 miles and
surveyed 51 sites in the Caribbean, central
highlands, and the Pacific coast regions of
Honduras. Nearly 1,000 samples were
collected representing more than 40 termite
species which more than quadrupled the
previously known termite fauna of Honduras.
Some species were known only from Mexico
or other countries in Central America. At
least 15 species are new to science and await
description. The specimens collected in
Honduras are providing the data necessary to
understand the diversity, origins, and
distribution of termites of the greater
Caribbean Basin an ecologically unique
and threatened region of the New World
tropics. Termites constitute among the
greatest biomass of all animals in the tropics.
While a few species are major structural
pests or occasional pests of agriculture, most
termite species are unseen but vital
ecosystem engineers and nutrient recyclers.


Drs. Jennifer L. Gillett and Amanda C.
Hodges, co-chairs of the departmental
Awards Committee, report that in the IFAS
2006 IMAGE Awards, the department
received eight awards of nine submissions
facilitated by the Awards Committee. The

eight awards included: four Gold, two Silver,
and two Bronze Awards. These were:

Florida's Brazilian Peppertree
Management Plan: 2nd Ed. Gold Award -
Web Based & CD James Cuda, Amy
Ferriter, Veronica Manrique, Julio Medal,
Michael Sanford, Mike Bodle

How to Use Beneficial Nematodes Gold
Award Brochures Jennifer Gillett, Norm
Leppla, Jane Medley, Howard Frank

National School Information Source:
Update Gold Award Website Rebecca
Baldwin, Faith Oi, Marion Douglas, Tracy
Conklin, Jane Medley, Norm Leppla

Pest Press Newsletter Gold Award -
Newsletter Rebecca Baldwin, Faith Oi

Entomology Club Website Silver Award -
Web Site Carl Barfield, Jane Medley

Insect Galls of Florida Silver Award -
Educational Materials Michele Linette,
Amanda Hodges, Eileen Buss, Russell
Mizell, Chana Bird, Mary Chichester

Integrated Pest Management in Florida -
Bronze Award Brochure Jennifer Gillett,
Norm Leppla, Lisa Hightower, Aaron Sotala

IPM Florida: First 5 Years Bronze Award
- Brochure Jennifer Gillett, Norm Leppla,
Jane Medley


Are there breakthrough honey bee drugs to
treat Colony Collapse Disorder? Well,
probably not, but it is a funny look at the
belief that prescription drugs can solve all

problems. See http://www.newstarget.com/

Drs. Robert McSorley and Koon-Hui
Wang (now at the University of Hawaii)
developed a Sustainable Agriculture,
Agricultural Ecology, and Cover Crops Web
site that covers nematodes and fungi. You
can access it at http://agroecology.ifas.ufl.

Bug Quote

"Some primal termite knocked on wood;
and tasted it, and found it good.
That is why your Cousin May
fell through the parlor floor today."
- Ogden Nash (1902 1971)

Newsletter Minutia

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