Florida’s Deadliest Insects Symposium & Mosquito Clay Workshops

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Florida’s Deadliest Insects Symposium & Mosquito Clay Workshops

March 30, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest insects not only in Florida but worldwide. Mosquitoes carry malaria West Nile virus, Dengue fever and other serious diseases. Discover how to reduce mosquito-borne illnesses with field experts at the symposium. Be sure to check out Florida’s Deadliest Insects exhibition!

Scientific Symposium @ Wells Fargo Community Conference Room, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
    Maria Corena McLeod, PhD – WSAID
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
    “Enemies at the Gate”
    Joe Colon – AMCA
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
    Biology of larval and adult mosquitoes
    Paul J. Linser, PhD , Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Whitney laboratory for Marine Bioscience (University of Florida)
  • 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
    Novel technologies, what does the future of mosquito control look like?
    Caroline Efstathion, PhD, Molecular Entomology
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District of St. Johns County
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
    Thinking outside of the box. My experience in mosquito control.
    Manuel Lluberas, PHD – WSAID

Mosquito Clay Workshops @ Classrooms, 1 – 4 p.m.
Kids get a chance to construct their own mosquito from clay! While the adults assist, they can take away information about mosquitoes and learn best practices to reduce mosquito-borne illnesses.

This event is included with admission.


Sponsored By:
Florida Mosquito Control Association
Anastasia Mosquito Control District
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida
Signs Now
Allen Wayne
Count Dengue
Wing Beats


March 30, 2019
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207 United States
(904) 396-MOSH