Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

September 2005


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Halbert and Brambila.


Spartocera batatas (Fabricius) was found for the first time in the USA in Homestead, Florida, in 1995. Records from Brazil, British Guiana, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saba, and Venezuela also are reported. The bug can be a pest of sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas.

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