Hall, D.G., Konstantinov, A.S, Hodges, G.S., Sosa, O., Welbourn, C., & Westcott, R.L. 2005 Insects and mites new to Florida sugarcane.. Journal (American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists) 25(143-156.
Notes: The number of insect and mite species attacking sugarcane in Florida (USA) has increased in recent years. Five pest species were newly discovered during the 31-year period, 1964-95. These included one species indigenous to Florida having no previous association with sugarcane and four invasive species new to the Everglades Agricultural Area where sugarcane is grown. Reported here are six species that were discovered for the first time infesting Florida sugarcane during the 8-year period, 1995-2003. They included: an armored scale, Duplachionaspis divergens (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) and the pink sugarcane mealybug, Saccharicoccus sacchari (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Duplachionaspis divergens and O. grypus were found infesting sugarcane in greenhouses.