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Category: Crops

Coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros

The coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, is a major pest of cultivated palm trees. It primarily attacks coconut and African oil palms, but it is also a threat to sugarcane, papaya, and pineapple crops. Economic losses… Read More

South American fruit fly (Anastrepha fraterculus)

The South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus, is a pest of over 110 host plants, including several crops grown in Florida, such as citrus, strawberries, and peaches. A. fraterculus actually a complex of several species that have… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Tea shot-hole borer

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The tea shot-hole borer, Euwallacea fornicatus (Eichhoff) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) is an Asian ambrosia… Read More