Dr. Alexandra Revynthi
Assistant Research Scientist - Entomology & Nematology Department
Dr. Revynthi is an Assistant Research Scientist at Tropical Research and Education Center, in Homestead. She holds a PhD in acarology from University of Amsterdam with specialization in behavioral ecology of predatory mites. Dr. Revynthi has a keen interest in arthropod behavior, population dynamics, chemical ecology, biological control and IPM in ornamental crops. Current research and extension efforts focus on developing an IPM program to control the Hibiscus bud weevil (Anthonomus testaceosquamosus), a new invasive species affecting the hibiscus industry in south Florida. Moreover, Dr. Revynthi explores the potential of a predatory mite as a biocontrol agent of the Ficus whitefly (Singhiella simplex). Additionally, she studies acarine pests of agricultural importance and aim to develop IPM programs to control them. Acarine pests of interest include new invasive species such as the Lychee erinose mite (Aceria litchii) and the Hemp russet mite (Aculops cannabicola), as well as established pests such as the Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) and the flat mite Brevipalpus yothersi.
Horntail Snale page: The Horntail Snale -Dr. Revynthi
Agricultural Acarology Workshop: Link