Royal Palm Bug, Xylastodoris luteolus Barber (Insecta: Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae) (EENY097/IN254)

This insect species is one of the few arthropods that feed on Cuban royal palms which are native to Florida and Cuba, and is the only representative of the small tropical family of Thaumastocoridae in North America. This revised 3-page fact sheet was written by T. J. Weissling, F. W. Howard, and A. W. Meerow, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, January 2011.

EENY456/IN826 Tessellated Scale Eucalymnatus tessellatus (Signoret)

EENY456, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Adriana Espinosa, Amanda Hodges, Greg Hodges, Forrest Howard and Catharine Mannion, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this soft scale, native to South America, that can be a pest in greenhouses, commercial nurseries, and in the south Florida landscape — distribution, field characteristics, life cycle, hosts, general plant damage, and management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, July 2009.