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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Studies on Maconellicoccus Phenacoccus hirsutus Gr. In its egg stage, the hibiscus mealybug disperses most easily by wind. Males are fragile looking and weak flyers, only live a day or two, and are not commonly observed in nature. The life cycle has been studied in India Mani, Description and Life Cycle Back to Top Adult mealybugs are small about 3 mm long and pink in body color but covered with a waxy secretion.

The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus – Wikipedia

Journal of Integrated Pest Management 6: There are no figures reported on reproduction of M. Prunings of infested plants, and the clothing, tools and vehicles of agricultural workers can become contaminated with the crawlers and so aid in their dispersal. Pseudococcidae on three Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cultivars. Assessment of loss in yield of seeds of roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Public education has been used to encourage reporting of isolated populations on ornamental plants Hodges Climate change impacts on invasive potential of pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Greenin Chile.


Bulletin of Entomological Research. Available on the Internet at: Impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on natural enemies in greenhouse and interiorscape environments.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)

A brief account of the hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae and Putoidae with data on geographical distribution, host plants, biology and economic importance. Ants recorded attending M. Any pesticide used against M.

Over plant species are reported as hosts for M. Identification of the pink hibiscus hrsutus, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Tukra disease of mulberry. A systematic catalogue of the mealybugs of the world Insecta: Prevention and Control Top of page Biological Control Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, a native of Australia, has been used successfully to reduce large populations of M. Measuring the impact of mealybug infestation.

Acta Zoologica Mexicana, 28 2: Pseudococcidae and its natural enemies Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: Heavily infested plants have shortened internodes leading to resetting or a “bunchy top” appearance. Native natural enemies are expected to provide some control.

Pseudococcidae and the associated parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi, Hymenoptera: Effect of wax degrading bacteria on life cycle of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Heavy cotton like, white, waxy buildup on the terminals, stems, and branches of infested host plants may indicate a severe mealybug infestation.

Control of the pink mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus in St Vincent and the Grenadines Summary of activities associated with Maconellicoccus hirsutus in St Lucia. Predictive maps can match climatic conditions required for the establishment of M. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Males have a single pair of wings, long antennae and with white posterior wax filaments.


Pseudococcidaeto oviposition of the parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: Chemical management of M.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Effect of feeding mealy bug affected mulberry leaves tukra on nutritional efficiency and cocoon yield in the new bivoltine silkworm, Hirsutuz mori L. The honeydew produced may attract attendant ants. Relative susceptibility of three grape vine varieties to infestation with Maconellicoccus hirsutus GreenHomoptera: First report of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green infestation on Jatropha curcas saplings.

Pseudococcidae commonly known as the pink hibiscus mealybug is highly polyphagous, having achieved pest status on hibiscus Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.

Green’s description included material from Tasmania, but this is now regarded as a separate species, M. FAO launches regional project on pink mealybug. A taxonomic key to all the species of Maconellicoccus is provided by Williams The pink mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus in Grenada.

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Francois gave the estimated annual losses in Grenada due to M. Although pheromone traps may not pinpoint the exact locations of M. Agricultural Science Digest, 20 1: