CBP discovers worrisome beetle in Miami
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tuesday discovered a potentially dangerous giant harlequin beetle during an inspection of a vessel arriving at the Port of Miami from Puerto Cortes, Honduras.
Officials said it was the first time one of the beetles had been discovered in the United States. The beetle, which can kill mango trees and other commercial agricultural plants, was positively identified at a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab.
Mangoes and other products that could be impacted by the beetle are imported to Florida from Central America and the Caribbean islands, and Florida itself is the top U.S. producer of mangoes.