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May 18-23, 2015

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The southern chinch bug is Florida’s No. 1 turf pest.

What's all the Buzz?

News & Events

Keep up with #UFBugs and the buzz nationwide

Events
May 18-23, 2015
UF BugWeek 2015

May 23, 2015
Scavenger Hunts

July 18-26, 2015
National Moth Week (U.S.)

March 2016
2016 UF Bee College

March 14, 2016
Learn About Butterflies Day

April 2016
National Pest Management Month (U.S.)

June 20-26, 2016
National Insect Week (U.K.)

Sept. 25-30, 2016
25th International Congress of Entomology (in Orlando)

Up close and (wildly) personal

Gallery

Bonus Gallery: Bugs Around The House

VIEW Bugs Around The House BONUS GALLERY

The Asian tiger mosquito is a vicious daytime biter.

Bug Solutions

Blog

Butterfly Personality Quiz

Florida enjoys a diversity of Lepidoptera — butterflies and moths. Take this quiz to find out which is the match for your personality and share your results on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #UFBugs!

Reflections on Big Bugs, Part 1

As the BugWeek Web Team prepared the FAQ document that you can read here, one question in particular sparked discussion — what are the biggest bugs in Florida?

UF Firefly Expert Marc Branham Discusses Insect’s Future

Like fireflies? Here, Dr. Marc Branham “sheds some light” on their situation.

Bug Word of the Day — Crepuscular

This word handily describes the activity timetable for some moths, flies and beetles. It may also prevent embarrassment for some vampire-lit fans.

Bug of the Day — Housefly

We wanted to end the 2014 BugWeek on a high note. So here’s one of the most remarkable creatures on Earth.

Bug word of the day — “corbicula”

“Corbicula” is pronounced more or less the way it looks — “corr-BICK-yuh-luh” — and it’s a good example of a technical term that’s needed, but doesn’t necessarily get the job done any better than the common term.

Bug of the day — Psocids

We were going to just call these bugs “booklice,” but it seemed unfair to use a common name when these little guys and gals are so closely associated with intellectual pursuits.

Bug word of the day — “obligate”

In the entomological world, “obligate” (pronounced “OBB-lih-gutt”) is an adjective that means “by necessity.”

Bug of the day — Chironomids

Move over, lovebugs. You’re not the only flying plague in this state.

Bug word of the day — “ootheca”

Technically, the term “ootheca” can refer to any insect egg case, but it’s usually associated with the egg cases produced by cockroaches and mantids.

Bug of the day — Florida woods cockroach

First things first – this is NOT a palmetto bug, at least not by the BugWeek Web Team’s definition.

Bug word of the day — “Setae”

Today’s Bug Word of the Day is “setae” (pronounced “SEE-tee.”)

The green darner dragonfly migrates through South Florida each year, eating mosquitoes all the way.

UF Knows Bugs

Resources

Need to know more about bugs? Want to earn a degree in entomology from UF, perhaps? Trying to identify a bewildering bug from your backyard? Check out these resources:

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