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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A review of the pink mealybug – Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green. Identification of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Science and Culture, 46 7: Prediction of potential distribution of M. Reporting the occurrence of Maconellicoccus hirsutus. Description of two new species of Anagyrus.

Shoots become twisted with shortened internodes, forming bunchy heads of small bushy leaves at the tips. In Papua New Guinea, attendance by ants has been recorded to affect the level of attack of the mealybugs by parasitoids Buckley and Gullan, ; the more aggressive the ant, the lower the level of parasitism observed.

The males have nonfunctional mouthparts. Maconellicoccus hirsutusalso known as the pinkgrape or hibiscus mealybug is a pest of many plants, trees, and shrubs. Scale insects Grape pest insects Insects described in Classical biological control of the pink maconlelicoccus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Greenin southern California. Occurring on all above-ground parts of plant. When the egg mass is teased open, the pink eggs and crawlers are exposed and easily seen.

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A contribution to the knowledge of the African Coccoidea Homoptera. Pesticide applications will disrupt the effective natural enemies of other crop pests, such as mites, scale insects, and whiteflies leading to the application of additional pesticides to control these pests. Anagyrus kamali Moursi and Anagyrus sp. Pheromone traps with suspected adult males should be wrapped in clear plastic film or other method prescribed by the diagnostic services before shipment. The pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: The pest forms colonies on the host plant, and if left undisturbed, the colonies will grow into large masses of white waxy coverings on branches, fruiting structures, leaves, and even whole plants, including large trees.


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Genetic differentiation among Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Pseudococcidaeto oviposition of the parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: Privacy policy About Bugwoodwiki Disclaimers. C Female third instar. Plants are stunted and produce fewer bolls of a smaller size.

Direct feeding on young growth stems, leaves and flowers causes severe stunting and distortion including crinkling of the leaves, thickening of stems and a bunchy-top appearance of shoots; in severe cases the leaves may fall. The pink-colored body fluid that appears when the both immature and adult M.

This page was last edited on 30 Julyat Successful control was attributed to two species, A. Other natural enemies, such as various Coccinellidaeincluding Scymnus spp.

This pest is presently established in central and northern Africa, India, Pakistan, northern Australia, and southeastern Hirdutus.

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The rosy scale Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Accidental introductions of M. Freshly-laid eggs of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Greenare orange but become pink before they hatch. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.


More aggressive ant species Hymenoptera: Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page Hiesutus hirsutus was described from India as Phenacoccus hirsutus by Green Fouad 1 er Entom.

Bioecology of the pink mealybug and the risk of its entry into Honduras. The density hirstus M. Based on higher feeding rates, the release of predators initially followed by parasitoids once pest densities have declined might be a good strategy, although empirical studies on the success of this approach are lacking. Biology of the mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Pseudococcidae, Hemiptera.

Retrieved from ” http: In India, where grapes are grown in areas that may have quite a cold winter, maaconellicoccus control agents used against M. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

Fruits become contaminated by the honeydew and the sootymold and by the white wax, and may drop.

Banana Inspection Guidelines Re: Caribbean Food Crops Society, in press.