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Insect Name

Distribution

Management/Control

Reference

Additional Information

Caribbean Fruit Fly (Anastrepha suspensa)

Caribbean Basin; Commonly found in Florida

Similar to Mediterranean fruit fly

Weems et al., 2008

Less serious than other fruit flies

Diaprepes Root Weevil (Diaprepes abreviatus), aka West Indian Sugar Rootstock Borer Weevil

Caribbean; Common in Florida; Found but not widely distributed in Texas and California

Foliar insecticide applications to kill adults; soil-applied insecticides to kill larvae; parasitic nematodes applied to soil surface to kill larvae in the soil; these measures are not highly effective in controlling the damage

McCoy et al., 2009; Woodruff, 1985

Most serious root weevil pest

Blue-green Root Weevils (Pachneus spp.)

Limited distribution in the Caribbean Basin and Florida

Insecticide applications to control adult weevils

McCoy et al., 2009; Woodruff, 1985; Hall, 1995

Feeds primarily on fibrous roots causing minor to moderate yield loss

Little Leaf Notcher (Artipus floridanus)

Limited distribution in the Caribbean Basin and Florida

Insecticide applications to control adult weevils

McCoy et al., 2009; Woodruff, 1985; Hall, 1995

Feeds primarily on fibrous roots causing minor to moderate yield loss

Fuller’s Rose Beetle (Asynonychus godmani)

Occurs widely on many hosts, but is of little significance as a citrus pest

Insecticide applications to control adult weevils

McCoy et al., 2009; Woodruff, 1985; Hall, 1995

Feeds primarily on fibrous roots causing minor to moderate yield loss



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