Dr. Kelly Loftin's focus is on medically important arthropods, veterinary entomology, forage
pests and imported fire ant management.
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Current Research and Extension Projects:
Imported Fire Ant Mound
Imported Fire Ants are identified by their painful sting, which produces a small pustule
(white bump) on the victim within 8 to 24 hours.
Southern Buffalo Gnat
An outbreak of buffalo gnats can lead to livestock loss.
Dr. Kelly Loftin
Dr. Kelly Loftin conducting testing in the field.
Fall Army Worm
Disappearing lawns, pastures and hay meadows are the calling card of grass-hungry
Lone Star Tick - A. americanum
the Lone Star Tick carries two types of Ehrilichia, Tularemia, Rickettsia amblyommii
(similar to but not the same as Rocky Mountain spotted fever), and Coxiella burnetti,
which causes Q fever. All illnesses to be avoided.
Trap for Horn Flies
A cow walks through a trap for horn flies. Horn flies are a major pest threat to
cattle causing blood loss and annoyance that changes behavior reducing energy. This
small fly (approx. 1/8 inch long) is about half the size of a house fly.