Plant Industry Pest Alerts

This page provides links to alerts about pests that have arrived in Florida or that may arrive soon.

Recent and Important Pest Information  

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Our pest alerts are organized by type. Please scroll down or select a type from the list below.

Aphids | Beetles | Butterflies & Moths | Flies | Fruit Flies | Fungus | Leafminers |  Mealybugs | Mites | Nematodes | Noxious Weeds | Plant Pathology | Scales | Snails & Slugs | Spiders | Thrips, Psyllids, Whiteflies | Others 



  • Aethina tumida, Small hive beetle
  • Anoplophora chinensis, Citrus longhorned beetle
  • Anoplophora glabripennis, Asian longhorned beetle (UF/IFAS)
  • Chlorophorus strobilicola, Exotic Beetle
  • Exophthalmus similis Drury (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
  • The Asiatic Garden Beetle, Maladera castanea (Arrow 1913) (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae), a White Grub Pest New to Florida 
  • Myllocerus undatus, A weevil
  • Oxymerus-aculeatus, Another Neotropical Longhorn Beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
  • Phaedon desotonis, A Coreopsis pest
  • Pseudocneorhinus bifasciatus, The Twobanded Japanese Weevil
  • Trachyderes-mandibularis, A Neotropical Longhorn Beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
  • Xyleborinus andrewesi, Another Asian Ambrosia Beetle
  • Xyleborus glabratus, Redbay Ambrosia Beetle
  • Amaryllis Weevil
  • Giant Palm Weevils of the Genus Rhynchophorus (Coleoptera: Curculonidae) and their Threat to Florida Palms
  • Two Asian Ambrosia Beetles - (Curculionidae: Scolytinae)
  • Two new May beetles, Phyllophaga spp.


  • Duponchelia fovealis, European Pepper Moth 
  • Papilio demoleus, Lime Swallowtail


  • Drosophila suzukii, Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • Melanagromyza obtusa, Pigeonpea Pod Fly
  • Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Diptera: Drosophilidae), A Genus and Species New to Florida and North America



  • Guignardia citricarpa, Citrus Black Spot 


  • Liriomyza huidobrensis, Pea leafminer
  • Liriomyza langei, California pea leafminer
  • Ophiomyia kwansonis, Daylily Leafminer
  • Phyllocnistis citrella, Citrus leafminer
  • Tomato Leafminer,   [ Adobe PDF Document 1.06 MB ]Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), a devastating pest of tomatoes


  • Delottococcus confusus (De Lotto) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)
  • Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Pink hibiscus mealybug
  • Nipaecoccus viridis, a New Exotic Mealybug in South Florida (Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae)
  • Palmicultor lumpurensis, A bamboo mealybug
  • Planococcus minor, The Passionvine Mealybug
  • Pseudococcus dendrobiorum, An Orchid Mealybug


  • Aceria zelkoviana, Japanese zelkova eriophyid mite
  • Raoiella indica, Red palm mite
  • A new exotic spider mite in Florida, Eutetranychus sp.


  • Bursaphelenchus cocophilus, The Red Ring Nematode 
  • Meloidogyne mayaguensis, Root-knot nematode



  • Rose Rosette Disease (Rose Rosetta Virus) Found in Florida
  • Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli, Bacterial Fruit Blotch of Watermelon
  • Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) found in the United States (California) in Melon
  • Phytophthora ramorum, Sudden Oak Death
  • Puccinia hemerocallidis, Daylily rust
  • Puccinia horiana, Chrysanthemum White Rust
  • Puccinia striiformis, Stripe Rust of Wheat
  • Uromyces transversalis, Gladiolus rust
  • Citrus Greening, Huanglongbing
  • Downy Mildew on Impatiens
  • Surveillance for Soybean Rust - Phakopsora pachyrhizi and Phakopsora meibomiae  
  • Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD)


  • Fiorinia proboscidaria Green (Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
  • Lepidosaphes chinensis Chamberlin (Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
  • Aulacaspis tubercularis, White mango scale
  • Aulacaspis yasumatsui, Cycad aulacaspis scale
  • Cerococcus deklei, Grenade scale
  • Conchaspis cordiae Mamet - a false armored scale
  • Crypticerya genistae (Hemiptera: Margarodidae)
  • Duplachionaspis divergens (Green) - an armored scale
  • Paratachardina pseudolobata, Lobate lac scale
  • Poliaspis cycadis, The Poliaspis Cycad Scale
  • Vinsonia stellifera, Stellate scale
  • A New Exotic Soft Scale Insect on Croton in South Florida (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae)





  • Agrilus planipennis, Emerald Ash Borer
  • Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), Bagrada bug 
  • Mexican Rice Borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Crambinae) in Florida
  • Eupteryx decemnotata, Ligurian Leafhopper
  • Halyomorpha halys (Stål), The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 
  • Horidiplosis ficifolii, An Ornamental Fig Pest
  • Leptocybe invasa, Blue Gum Chalcid
  • Leptoglossus zonatus - A New Leaffooted Bug in Florida
  • Liniepithema humile, Argentine Ant
  • Megacopta cribraria, Bean Plataspid
  • Oxycarenus hyalinipennis, Cotton Seed Bug 
  • Quadrastichus erythrinae, Erythrina Gall Wasp
  • Vatiga illudens, The Cassava Lace Bug

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