The Asian mango flower beetle, <I>Protaetia fusca</I> (Herbst), and <I>Euphoria sepulcralis</I> (Fabricius) in Florida and the West Indies (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae)

  • R. E. Woodruff
Keywords: Coleoptera


The mango flower beetle, Protaetia fusca (Herbst), an Asiatic pest of several commercial crops, was first found in Florida in 1985. All subsequent Florida specimens are recorded here, as well as the first documented records from the Bahamas and Barbados. Illustrations are provided and comparisons are made to the similar native Euphoria sepulcralis (Fabricius), which is also recorded for the first time from the Bahamas. Extensive host records and a bibliography (especially tracking P. fusca spread in Hawaii) are included.