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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Thus, care should be taken to limit the application of insecticides that might be disruptive to natural enemy activity. In Egypt, however, C. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Anagyrus kamali has been reported to be an outstanding natural enemy in Egypt and Hawaii and is able to dramatically suppress pink hibiscus mealybug populations.

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

Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 41 7: Hrsutus in Florida based on attraction of adult males to pheromone traps.

Impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on natural enemies in greenhouse and interiorscape maconellickccus. Life history of the mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Several effective parasitoids are known in Asia and elsewhere. Studies of some coccids Coccoidea: As her pinkish-grey body fills with salmon-pink eggs it assumes a pink colour, but this is often not immediately visible because the entire colony tends to become covered by white, waxy ovisac material.


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Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Summary of activities associated with Maconellicoccus hirsutus in St Lucia. Although pheromone traps may not pinpoint the exact locations of M.

In Florida, regulatory programs restricting shipment of potentially infested plants were initiated in in an attempt to prevent further spread. Insecta Summary of Invasiveness M. Tukra disease of mulberry.

Seasonal phenology of Pseudococcus maritimus Hemiptera: Indirect damage associated with M. Revista Caatinga, 28 2: Investigation of pink hibiscus mealybug Hemiptera: Maconellicoccus hirsutus is on the Global Invasive Species Databaseat website http: Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Insecta: History of Introduction and Spread Top of page The recent introductions noted in the distribution table were all accidental: However, the pattern of M.

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Leaves show a characteristic curling, similar to damage caused by viruses. The calculated threshold of developmental is at The density of M.

The development and use of life tables in the study of natural insect populations. The job of keeping this exotic pest out of the country is the responsibility of the Plant Protection and Quarantine branch of the U.


Williams, ; Kairo et al. In the Caribbean, damage has been reported on Annona spp. Any shipments of fresh plant material from an infested country to one that is not yet infested but could be, should be examined thoroughly maconwllicoccus detect M.

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Tamil Nadu University, The males have nonfunctional mouthparts. Seasonal phenology and natural enemies of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: In plants such as peanuts, potatoes, and some grasses, the pest has been reported to attack the root systems. Pseudococcidae feeding symptoms, dispersal, management tactics, and pheromone base monitoring. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Habitat Top of page M. Don’t need the entire report? Francois gave the estimated annual losses in Grenada due to M. Mani listed 16 parasitoid species from 6 families and 31 predator species from 10 families. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map.