Rare Bug Found At Miami Airport

The Miami Herald reported the bug, Uttaris pallidipennis Stal, a species of the Hemiptera order, was discovered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Aug. 20 at Miami International Airport. The bug was found in a shipment of cut flowers from South Africa.

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Entomologist  don’t yet know what if any threat this pest might cause to crops and other plants in the state.