Title: Entomology and nematology newsletter
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00066920/00121
 Material Information
Title: Entomology and nematology newsletter
Series Title: Entomology and nematology newsletter
Physical Description: Serial
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: April 2008
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00066920
Volume ID: VID00121
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.


This item has the following downloads:

00001 ( PDF )

Full Text

1 A S N e w sletter

April 2008

Faculty News

Dr. Simon Yu's book, The Toxicology and
Biochemistry of Insecticides, is now
available. If you purchase a copy, see the
Department's For-Sale Publications list at
http://pests.ifas.ufl.edu/forsale/ for the CRC
link, ask Dr. Yu to autograph it next to his
"college yearbook" photo!

Student News

Delano Lewis (http://delanolewis.com/)
successfully passed his PhD qualifying
exams. In June, he will present an invited
presentation about his ongoing work on
Cyllopoda (Geometridae: Sterrhinae) at the
Forum Herbulot 2008, in Munich, Germany.
His masters thesis ('06) was a revision of this
species. For his Ph.D. dissertation, he is
investigating the potential threat of a
southeast Asian invasive butterfly (often
called the common lime or the lemon
butterfly), Papilio demoleus, now in the
Caribbean area and a pest of cultivated

Heidi Hanspetersen, Ph.D. student with Dr.
Robert McSorly, was awarded the Vam C.
York Scholarship. Patricia Toth, MS
student with Dr. Jamie Ellis, was awarded
the Agricultural Women's Club scholarship.
Awarded for scholastic achievement, these
$500 awards provide financial assistance to

female graduate students within the College
of Agricultural and Life Science.

Two of our undergraduate majors, Fae
Nageon de lestang and Casey Reed, became
University Scholars. See http://www.
scholars.ufl.edu/ for details on this program.


Habeck DH, Cuda JP. (2008). Waterlily
leafcutter, Synclita obliteralis (Walker).
Featured Creatures. EENY-424.

Yu, SJ. 2008. The Toxicology and
Biochemistry of Insecticides. CRC Press,
Boca Raton. 276 pp.

Srinivasan R, Hoy MA, Singh R, Rogers
ME. 2008. Laboratory and field evaluations
of Silwet L-77 and Kinetic alone and in
combination with imidacloprid and
abamectin for the management of the Asian
citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera:
Psyllidae). Florida Entomologist 91: 87-100.

Lehnert MS. 2008. The population biology
and ecology of the Homerus swallowtail,
Papilio (Pterourus) homers, in the Cockpit
Country, Jamaica. Journal of Insect
Conservation 12:179-188.

Liburd OE, Nyoike TW. (2008). Biology
and management of whiteflies in sustainable
field production of cucurbits. EDIS.

Liburd OE, Nyoike TW. (2008). Biology
and management of aphids in sustainable
field production of cucurbits. EDIS.

Seminar Series Spring 2008

This semester, graduate students Seth Bybee,
Rosie Gill, Heidi Hanspetersen, Craig
Roubos, Corraine Scott and Tricia Toth
serve on the Seminar Committee. Seminars
are held on Thursday afternoons in room
1031. Refreshments are served at 3:45 pm,
and the seminar begins at 4:00 pm. A listing
of seminars is available online in the January
2008 issue.

The remaining McGuire Center Seminars are
listed in the online February 2008 issue.

Meetings and Presentations

Dr. Elke Weibelzahl presented an "Update
on blueberry bud mite research at the
University of Florida" to the Florida
Blueberry Growers Association at their
Spring Field Day hosted by the Plant Science
and Research Unit in Citra.


Ph.D. student Jennifer M. Zaspel received a
$18,445 grant from the National
Geographic Society to do fieldwork on
blood-feeding moths in far eastern Russia
this summer. She was also awarded a $2,900
Systematics Association grant to work at the

British Museum of Natural History studying
fruit-piercing and blood-feeding moths in

Life in the Department

Hope Johnson and Thomas Fasulo plan to
continue the once popular Life in the
Department online articles in an easier-to-
develop format, as part of this newsletter.
Each in-depth article will consist of images,
text and links on a separate HTML page
linked from the newsletter's online version.
Each article will be briefly mentioned in the
printed version of the newsletter in two or
three sentences, as is commonly seen for
information in the Segments section. The
online version of the newsletter will then link
to the page for each activity. As such, the
articles will be created with current
technology, be easier to develop, and
available to Web search engines.

There are three ways for faculty, staff and
students to contribute articles:

1) provide text and images to Johnson, who
will edit the material and provide them to

2) arrange with Johnson to take photographs
and conduct an interview. She will then write
the text and provide text and images to

3) a combination of the above.

Do not wait to receive the regular first-of-
the-month notice about contributing to the
newsletter before contacting Johnson,
otherwise your article might not make that
issue. Contact Hope at hopej@ufl.edu or by
visiting the graphics lab.

Newsletter Minutiae

On 13 March, ABC's Good Morning
America weatherman Sam Champion and Dr.
Jamie Ellis dumped nearly 15,000 bees into
a hive at the Mid-Florida REC in Apopka.
Champion, who was stung only once during
the live broadcast, braved the bees as part of
the show's "I Dare You" challenge.

Bug Quote

I objurgate the centipede
A bug we do not really need
At sleepy time he beats a path
Straight to the bedroom or the bath
You always wallop where he's not
Or, if he is, he makes a spot!

- Odgen Nash (1902 1971)

Thomas Fasulo is the newsletter editor. You
can submit news anytime to him at
fasulo@ufl.edu. Issues are published the
middle of each month. Submit items for an
issue by the 7th of that month.

Printed copies are distributed only within
Building 970. UF-Bugnews-L listserv
subscribers receive notices when HTML and
PDF copies are posted on the newsletter Web
site at http://entnews.ifas.ufl.edu/, which
has instructions for subscribing and
unsubscribing. Pam Howell and Nancy
Sanders review the newsletter for errors and
prepare the print version for distribution.
Thomas Fasulo codes the HTML version.

In the last 12 months, the newsletter Web site
recorded 56,031 visitor sessions, 84,134
HTML page views and 7,568 PDF


University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs