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Title: SOME INSECTS AND MITES NEW TO FLORIDA SUGARCANE

Author
item Hall, David
item Konstantinov, Alexander - Alex
item Hodges, G
item Sosa, O
item Wlebourn, Cal
item Westcott, R

Submitted to: American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/20/2005
Publication Date: 6/27/2005
Citation: Hall, D.G., Konstantinov, A.S., Hodges, G.S., Sosa, O., Wlebourn, C., Westcott, R.L. 2005. Some insects and mites new to Florida sugarcane. Journal of American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 25:111.

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).