Distribution details in United States of America
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated
2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2020
First found in August 2020 on sea grape (Coccoloba uvifera) near Miami Beach, Florida. The first specimens had been noticed by a member of the public who had posted pictures on iNaturalist. The identity of the pest was then confirmed in September 2020. The pest was also observed in the same area on Canavalia rosea.
* Eger JE Jr, Pitcher AJ, Halbert SE, Penca C, Hodges AC (2020) First report of Brachyplatys subaeneus (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in the United States. Insecta Mundi 0814, 1-6.