The "Biggest mite explosion ever observed in the Americas", the invasion of this palm mite has move rapidly across the Caribbean and is now present in Florida.
Its impact has been mostly a decline in health and appearance in general palm species. Some very significant loss in coconut production is reported. Banana although not a palm, also seems to be affected.
Raoiella indica (Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae): The Red Palm Mite: A Potential Invasive Pest of Palms and Bananas and Other Tropical Crops of Florida.