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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Insect and Mites New to Florida Sugarcane

Authors
item HALL, DAVID
item KONSTANTINOV, ALEXANDER
item Hodges, G - FDACS. DPI
item Sosa, O - PBSWCD
item Welbourn, Cal - FDACS, DPI
item Westcott, R - OREGON DEPT AG

Submitted to: American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 30, 2005
Publication Date: February 5, 2005
Citation: Hall, D.G., Konstantinov, A.S., Hodges, G.S., Sosa, O., Welbourn, C., Westcott, R.L. 2005. Insect and mites new to Florida sugarcane. American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 25: 143-156.

Interpretive Summary: The number of insect and mite species attacking sugarcane in Florida has increased over time. Five new pest species were discovered during the 31-year period 1964 to 1995, one species indigenous to Florida with no previous association with sugarcane and four invasive species entirely new to the Everglades Agricultural Area where sugarcane is grown. Reported for the first time here are six new pest species that were discovered attacking Florida sugarcane during the eight-year period 1995 to 2003.

Technical Abstract: The number of insect and mite species attacking sugarcane in Florida has increased over time. Five new pest species were discovered during the 31-year period 1964 to 1995, one species indigenous to Florida with no previous association with sugarcane and four invasive species entirely new to the Everglades Agricultural Area where sugarcane is grown. Reported for the first time here are six new pest species that were discovered attacking Florida sugarcane during the eight-year period 1995 to 2003: the desert corn flea beetle Chaetocnema ectypa Horn (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae); a leafmining buprestid beetle, Aphanisticus cochinchinae seminulum Obenberger (Coleoptera: Buprestidae); an armored scale, Duplachionaspis divergens (Green) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae); a spider mite, Oligonychus grypus Bakers and Pritchard (Acarina: Tertranychidae); the Diaprepes root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae); and the pink sugarcane mealybug, Saccharicoccus sacchari (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Psuedococcidae).

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