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- Welcome to IAWG

The Invasive Arthropods Working Group (hereafter IAWG) was formed to deal with influx of exotic arthropods (mainly insects) that are arriving into Florida at an alarming rate- approximately 2 new species per month.  The goal of the IAWG is to make recommendations to improve invasive arthropod management in Florida, identify better methods for preventing new invaders, identify research needs, develop rapid response plans for newly established arthropod invaders, and develop partnerships with federal, tribal, state and local governments and NGOs to help implement detection, control and educational programs about potentially new and recently established arthropods invading Florida.

INVASIVES List Server click here

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This link takes you to the Bemisia page with information about managing whiteflies. There is also a link to a page with photos of selected whiteflies and their natural enemies.

Red Palm Mite, Raoiella indica Hirst.

"Fig whitefly", Singhiella simplex (Singh)

The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin


Your help with this important effort is needed.  We need help developing content for this website.  We need to develop an inventory of scientists working on invasive arthropods.  The information we need would include possible web pages explaining your programs, your interests, papers, and any other relevant information.  We can develop the pages if we receive the content.  We would like to add names and contact information to the contact page. Please contact Lance Osborne if you are willing to participate!

Lance S. Osborne        lsosborn@ufl.edu





Please direct all website questions to: Lance Osborne

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