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New Invasive Pest Attacking Bermudagrass

Atherigona reversura, also known as the bermudagrass stem maggot, is a new invasive pest. Recent reports revealed that the pest is now found “throughout southern Georgia, and in northern Florida and parts of Alabama and South Carolina.”

Since this is a new pest, it is undetermined if it will become a problem for us in Pinellas County.

For more information about this pest.