Florida's Major Agricultural Pests

University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department personnel identified a number of arthropod pests that can severely damage agricultural crops, ornamental plants, turf, fruiting plants and trees.  The ability to rapidly identify the pests or damage can help prevent costly or aesthetic losses to crops and landscaping.   IPM Florida produced a photographic presentation of these arthropods and their damage signs to aid:  extension agents, farmers, nursery growers, crop consultants and Plant Medicine practitioners as well as home-owners to quickly identify the pests.

The entire presentation or partial presentations can be downloaded.  Partial presentations are grouped by both the plants they impact and by arthropod taxonomic orders, i.e. moths (Lepidoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), thrips (Thysanoptera), etc.

 

Presentations

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View the whole Presentation - (ppsx 28.5 MB)

Taxonomic orders

DiaprepesBeetle Pests (Coleoptera) - (ppsx 2.6 MB)


American Serpentine LeafminerFly Pests (Diptera) - (ppsx 4.1 MB)


Long tailed SkipperAnt (Hymenoptera) and Moth/Butterfly Pests (Lepidoptera) - (ppsx 10.6 MB)


Romalea


Grasshopper (Orthoptera), Thrips (Thysanoptera) and Mites (Acari) Pests
- ppsx 4.2 MB)


squash bugTrue bug Pests (Hemiptera) - (ppsx 7.5 MB)

 

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