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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As the pink hibiscus mealybug spreads across Florida we will have to learn to live with this pest. The calculated threshold of developmental is at With its hirsutue reproductive rate, dispersal ability, and polyphagy, M.

pink hibiscus mealybug – Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green)

The last instar of the male is an inactive stage with wing buds within a cocoon of mealy wax. First report of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green, Hemiptera: Pink hibiscus mealybug ad hoc project. Biological control is the use of natural enemies parasites and predators against pest organisms to reduce their population densities.

Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 60 9: Matile-Ferrero and Etienne, ; Etienne et al. Predators, parasites and attending ants of the mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Pseudococcidae, Hemiptera. Pseudococcidae by commercially important cultivars of hirxutus. Adult male pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hirssutus. This manuscript is Technical Contribution no. Kitts, many were incidental hosts on which wind-dispersed crawlers could establish and induce injury symptoms but were unable to reproduce McComie Crop production costs will be increased if growers attempt to manage mealybug populations by pesticide applications.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus

The identity and distribution of the genus Maconellicoccus Ezzat Hemiptera: Note on estimation of losses in yield of mesta due to mealy bug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green. If you see this mealybug pest on plants especially hibiscus at your home, have any questions, or wish to report an infestation, please contact the mconellicoccus office of USDA’s Animal and Hirsutjs Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine unit or your State department of agriculture.


Such damage has a major impact on small island economies. Host-plants differ in their susceptibility to the toxin. Chemical Control Mani mentions that sticky banding such as ‘tanglefoot’; has been used in India to protect grape bunches from infestation by M. Don’t need the entire report? In West Bengal, Maconellicocus, M. Pseudococcidae associated with rambutan Nephelium lappaceum L. Croix in the U.

The success of M. The mealybug excretes honeydew which encourages the development of black sooty mold. Identification of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Male catches in pheromone traps are correlated to results from visual inspection and damage in other mealybug species e.

Distribution and host records of agricultural pests and other organisms in Hawaii. Effect of alkaloid abrine, isolated from Abrus precatorius Linn.

B Infested bunchy top and other plant terminals often contain a large number of mealybugs, white waxy deposits, and chlorotic leaves. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, Integrated Pest Management Reviews, 5 4: Here, we summarize current knowledge on the geographical distribution, pest status, biology, and integrated management maconel,icoccus of M. Classical biological control projects often take several years to conduct.

Pseudococcidaea pest of agriculture and horticulture, with descriptions of two related species from southern Asia.

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Three targets of classical biological control in the Caribbean: Biology and Management of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: When introduced to tropical countries in the absence of any natural enemies, M. In order to shorten the time it will take to conduct a classical biological control program on the pink hibiscus mealybug, we have made contact with scientists in the native range of these pests for assistance in identifying sites where natural enemies can be collected and we have obtained permits for importing these natural enemies into quarantine for evaluation.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Insecta: Comparison of life table parameters for Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Anagyrus kamali, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and Scymnus coccivora. Click here for a Catalog. Studies on life cycle of mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Immature females and newly matured females have greyish-pink bodies dusted with mealy white wax. Meyerdirk, ; Kairo et al. Pseudococcidae and its natural enemies Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: More aggressive ant species Hymenoptera: One of the commonest, favoured hosts is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.

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A Honeydew secreted by the mealybugs. Nymphs also can walk considerable distances hirsuyus find suitable host plants. It has been recorded attacking cotton and soyabean, both annuals that are rarely attacked by mealybugs Williams, A review of the pink mealybug- Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green.

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