Abstract. Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is an invasive pest of horticultural and agricultural crops worldwide. Name: Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green). Synonyms: Phenacoccus hirsutus Green. Taxonomic position: Insecta: Hemiptera: Homoptera: Pseudococcidae. General information about Maconellicoccus hirsutus (PHENHI).

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These parasitoids will be evaluated for their host specificity and macoellicoccus be released when more is known about their biology.

Revue Frantais d’Entomologie, Therefore, applications of any insecticides should be avoided or limited in landscapes or nurseries where biological control programs are being successfully practiced.

The ability of natural enemies to establish in the colder climatic zones is also uncertain. Ezzat subsequently designated it as the type species of the genus Maconellicoccus. Impact Top of page Williams summarizes records of damage caused by M. Content is available for non-profit, educational use under our Maconellicoccs Agreement.

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A brief account of the hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Pseudococcidaeat constant temperatures. The tendency for mealybugs to feed on the underside of leaves and to congregate in protected parts of a plant also necessitates thorough coverage of the plant if contact-type insecticides are used.


Biological Control Back to Top As the pink hibiscus mealybug spreads across Florida we will have to learn to live with this pest. The level of feeding damage depends on the vigor of the infested plant; seedling trees and weakened trees are more susceptible.

They may disperse over the host, especially toward tender growing parts, or be carried away by wind, man, or animals. Native natural enemies are expected to provide some control.

The hibiscus mealy bug Phenacoccus hirsutus, Green. Or they remain on the trees in a dried and shriveled condition, of little value. The natural enemies of M. Commerce and the spread of pests and disease vectors. Prevention and Control Top of page Biological Control Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, a native mconellicoccus Australia, has been used successfully to reduce large populations of M.

Expression of feeding symptoms from pink hibiscus mealybug Hemiptera: Various stages in the life cycle of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green. Look out for the pink hibiscus mealybug. This may limit the success of biological control agents in regulating pest maconelkicoccus because they cannot reach the mealybugs.

pink hibiscus mealybug – Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green)

Chemical Control Mani mentions that sticky banding such as ‘tanglefoot’; has been used in India to protect grape bunches from infestation by M. There may be as many as 15 generations per year Pollard, More aggressive ant species Hymenoptera: Virgin Islands, Vietnam and Yemen.


European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. Revue Francaise d’Entomologie N. Therefore, it is prudent to monitor populations and time foliar sprays of contact insecticides to coincide with the hatching of crawlers.

We thank two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this manuscript. Hot water immersion for surface disinfestation of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Homoptera: Trade between Caribbean countries has continued in spite of the mealybug problem, through a system of inspection of source areas and pre-export certification of shipments being free of infection.

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Title Field infestation Caption Maconellicoccus hirsutus pink hibiscus mealybug ; field infestation on Hibiscus spp. Maconellicoccus hirsutus on acid lime in India.

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