Invasive species, introduced in Brazil many decades ago. Here, this insect was first found in the state of Espírito Santo, gave the reason for its common name . It attacks a vast number of plants, having as main hosts crops of pineapple, lettuce, bananas, coffee, sugar cane, corn, soybeans, sorghum, wheat and grapes. Damage: Adults cause the destruction of the sheets, thereby reducing the photosynthetic area thereof, resulting in decrease of production.
Family Tenebrionidae, Subfamily Lagriinae