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07/30/98 Entomology and Nematology News Vol. 3, No. 10
A University of Florida Publication
"And the dragonfly in light Burnished armor shining bright, Came tilting down the river In a wild
bewildered flight" James Witcomb Riley
GRADUATES GOING PLACES
Jennifer Anderson was awarded first place in the 1998 Best Student Paper Competition at the national
meeting of the Society of Nematologists in St. Louis, MO. The title of her paper was "Phylogenetic
Analysis of Pasteuriapenetrans using 16S rRNA Gene Cloning and Sequencing". Jennifer Anderson was
selected for a $21,000 Emerging Infectious Disease Training Fellowship from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention/Association of State and Territorial Public Health Laboratories. She will be moving
to Atlanta, GA in September to begin research on Chagas disease under Dr. Ben Beard.
EXPANDING THE BROOD
Michael Patnaude was blessed with a beautiful son on Thursday July 16th named George Singleton
Patnaude. Dr. McAuslane called to let us know that she is doing well and that the babies are too. July 1st the
babies were moved to North Florida Regional Medical Hospital, NICU 1. Both babies are doing well on the
bottle. Matthew will probably get to come home this weekend. They don't know yet when Daniel will get to
Weems, Jr., H.V. and P.E. Skelley. (June 1998). European earwig, Forficula auricularia Linnaeus. UF/
IFAS Featured Creatures EENY-32. http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/veg/european earwig.htm
Hamon, A.B. and T.R. Fasulo. (June 1998). Cottony cushion scale, Icerya purchase Maskell. UF/IFAS
Featured Creatures EENY-34. http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/fruit/cottony cushion scale.htm
Pena, J.E., and F.W. Mead. (June 1998). Citrus gall midge, Prodiplosis longifila Gagne. UF/IFAS Featured
Creatures EENY-35. http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/fruit/citrus gall midge.htm
Denmark, H.A., and J.F. Price (June 1998). Gladiolus thrips, Thrips simplex (Morison). UF/IFAS Featured
Creatures EENY-36. http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/om/thrips/gladiolus thrips.htm
Denmark, H.A., H.L. Cromroy, and L. Cutts. (June 1998). Varroa mite, Varroajacobsoni Oudemans. UF/
IFAS Featured Creatures EENY-37. http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/bees/varroa mite.htm
The Department announces the release of a new series of computer-verified training tutorials on arthropod
pests and beneficial ofturfgrass, household, ornamentals, and wood. Other tutorials on pesticides will also
be released. Each tutorial takes about 6 MB of hard disk space and requires Windows.
The first five tutorials currently available are:
. Turfgrass Insects 1
. Ornamental Insects 1
. Pest Ants
. Eastern Subterranean Termites
Another 10 are in various stages of development and many more are planned. Each tutorial is authorized by
Florida for one (1) CEU for recertification. Details on these tutorials are posted on the UF Buggy Software
WWW site at: http://pests.ifas.ufl.edu/software/
Copies of each tutorial are being sent to county offices.
Unfortunately, Pest Alert is becoming popular. We have the Medfly infestations to thank for that, although
several other pests such as the hive beetle and the Asiatic citrus psyllid have helped. Recent months have
seen 1300+ hits a month to the WWW site. As a result, a number ofnon-IFAS personnel have requested
that they be added to our IFAS-mailing lists to receive notice of additions to Pest Alert.
Therefore, Tom Fasulo created a Pest Alert Listserv that allows anyone to subscribe and unsubcribe on their
own, without going through him. The complete and easy instructions for doing so are now available on the
Pest Alert WWW site.
After the Williston fireworks on July 3, a scared grey female kitten (with cute little dark grey stripes on her
tail) showed up on our doorstep and decided to stay. The problem is that we already have four adult cats and
we can't really afford a new kitty. This lost little girl, who is about 6 months old or so, is very sweet and
loving, and also very playful. If you would like to have a new friend or know someone looking for a new
friend, please let me know. If we can't find her a home, we may be forced to send her to the animal shelter.
Craig Welsh is trying to start a breeding project with Dynastes tityus, a large scarab beetle. He would
greatly appreciate any live specimens.
A FOND FAREWELL
Millicent Cobblah's nine month Fulbright Fellowship under the international exchange programs has come
to an end and will be leaving for home (Ghana, West Africa) soon. She worked under Dr. Gupta and would
like to thank everyone in the Entomology and Nematology Department for the help and assistance she
received in diverse ways. "I benefited immensely from the expertise and facilities of the University and will
always have memories of this place." M. Cobblah.
The next newsletter will be published Thursday, August 20th. Deadline for contributions is Monday August
Hardcopy editor: Michael Patnaude
This version of the newsletter is published for the Web by Tim McCoy.
July 1998. Updated March 2003.
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