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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Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Over plant species are reported as hosts for M. Phytosanitary Measures Garland recommends a fumigant for use against M. Retreatment may be needed to target mealybugs that escape the initial treatment such as those emerging from ovisacs post-spray.

There is no record of M. Countries invaded before the year or where the date of invasion was not reported are colored green, whereas countries invaded in or after the year are colored orange.

Agricultural commerce is also responsible hirsutjs the pest’s spread. Maconellicoccus hirsutus is most similar to M. Field releases of nonindigenous species of Anagyru s and Gyranusoidea Hymenoptera: Giornale Italiano di Entomologia, 7 Looking for crinkled or twisted leaves and distorted shoots, unopened or shriveled flowers, deformed fruits, white wax and pinkish eggs, and for sootymold.

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In countries with a cool winter, the species survives cold conditions as eggs Bartlett, or other stages, both on the host plant and in the soil Pollard, Biology of the mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus. Investigation of pink hibiscus mealybug Hemiptera: Identification of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsktus Green Hemiptera: ,aconellicoccus signalement de la cochenille Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green en Guadeloupe; situation actuelle de ce ravageur des cultures dans les Antilles frantaises Hem, Pseudococcidae.

Title Infestation Caption Maconellicoccus hirsutus pink hibiscus mealybug ; infestation, in laboratory. Heavily infested plants have shortened internodes leading to resetting or a “bunchy top” appearance.

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A female may lay up to macomellicoccus, depending on the host-plant. Watson and Chandler describe a method for preparation of slide mounts and provide a key for the identification of M. Pseudococcidaein Colombia.

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Here, we summarize current knowledge on the geographical distribution, pest status, biology, and integrated management strategies of M. Some earlier works reported parthenogenetic Singh and Ghosh or a mix of sexual and parthenogenetic reproduction in M.

The potential economic impact of M. Views Read Edit View history. Heavy infestations of young plants by the pink hibiscus mealybug may stunt their growth. Pseudococcidae on three Hibiscus rosa-sinensis cultivars. Kitts in the s. Predators, parasites and attending ants of the mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Pseudococcidae, Hemiptera. In the s, Maconellicoccus hirsutus invaded several islands in the Caribbean: Females grey-pink, bodies 2.


Pseudococcidae and its natural enemies Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: The first-instar stage is most susceptible to pesticide treatments Persad and Khan, ; however, the same study found that all the pesticides tested were highly toxic to the main biological control agent, Anagyrus kamali. Indian Journal of Agricultural Hirsutuw, 41 4: First record of parasitoids of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Persad and Khan showed that the tolerance of M.

One of the commonest, favoured hosts of M. Mqconellicoccus hibiscus, the mealybug usually infests young twigs, causing deformed terminal growth due to shortening of the internodes, deformed leaves and thickened twigs.