Rhytododera bowringii, a mango beetle Today’s guest, left, is Rhytidodera bowringii, a beetle that has “decimated mango plantations”. A single live specimen was detained on its way in to Miami. The news was released on 10 March.

Two days later, the New York Times publishes a swingeing attack on Florida mangoes.

Coincidence? I think not. I look forward to a ransom note from Madhur Jaffrey.

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