Picudo de la melaleuca (nombre comun sugerido) Oxyops vitiosa (Pascoe) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Figure 2. Adult melaleuca weevil, Oxyops vitiosa (Pascoe), on melaleuca leaf. Credit: K. Gioeli, University of FloridaEl árbol melaleuca es una planta leñosa invasiva, nativa de Australia, Nueva Guinea, y las Islas Salomón. La melaleuca, conocida también como el árbol de corteza de papel, cajeput, punk tree, o árbol de cepillo blanco, fue introducida en Florida al final del siglo 19 pero aparentemente no se naturalizó hasta el año 1906. La melaleuca fue sembrada extensivamente como un árbol ornamental, y eventualmente invadió los humedales con y sin bosques en el sur de Florida formando monocultivos densos. This 5-page fact sheet is the Spanish language version of Melaleuca Snout Beetle, Melaleuca Weevil (unofficial common names), Oxyops vitiosa (Pascoe) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae), written by J.P. Cuda, S.A. Wineriter, G.R. Buckingham, T.D. Center, and K.T. Gioeli, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, December 2014.

ENY856/IN825 Managing Pestiferous Freshwater Aquatic Midge Emergences From Storm Water Retention Ponds

ENY-856, a 3-page fact sheet by Kenneth T. Gioeli, Philip G. Koehler, R. Leroy Creswell, Jeffrey P. Gellermann, and Edward A. Skvarch, describes a recently developed integrated pest management plan for these tiny mosquito-like pests that can adversely impact the quality of life of residents living near storm water retention ponds. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, October 2009.

SSAGR17SP/AG328 Control de Brazilian Pepper-tree

SS-AGR-17-Sp, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Ken Gioeli and Ken Langeland, is the Spanish language version of SS-AGR-17/AA219 Brazilian Pepper Tree Control. It describes this shrub or small tree which is one of the most agressive non-native invaders of mangrove communities, and affecting nearly all terrestrial ecosystems in central and southern Florida — its history, habitat, identification, and control. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, March 2009.