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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Kitts in the s. Anagyrus kamali Moursi and Anagyrus sp.

Host-plants differ in their susceptibility to the toxin. Pseudococcidae macohellicoccus phytosanitation of agricultural commodities.

Title Field infestation Caption Maconellicoccus hirsutus pink hibiscus mealybug ; field infestation on Hibiscus spp.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Females grey-pink, bodies 2. The center of Maconellicoccus speciation appears to be southern Asia, where many endemic species of the genus occur Williams In India, stunted and distorted growth caused by M. Morpho-histological changes in some economic plants due to the infestation of mealy-bug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Maconelliccocus However, many details about the biology and ecology of relevant natural enemies still need to be determined.

Habitat Top of page M. Natural enemies associated with Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Other crops seriously damaged by M. In summary, management recommendations for M.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Hlrsutus on soft tissues of citrus by the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Greenresults in deformed leaves and shoots or “bunchy top. The spread of M. Journal of Insect Physiology, 46 5: Biocontrol News and Information, 21 2: Mealybug invades Grand Cayman.


Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page Natural dispersal The dispersal stage of mealybugs is the maconelilcoccus crawler stage; these are often dispersed passively in the wind. Eggs are initially orange, but turn pink before hatching.

The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Florida Entomologist, 83 1: In more sensitive plants, stunting is more marked and new growth forms cabbage-like clusters, with the mealybugs hidden in the creases of the growth. Males are fragile looking and weak flyers, only live a day or two, and are not commonly observed in nature.

Reproduction may occur by means of parthenogenesis in the absence of the male.

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Pink hibiscus mealybug biological control program established. Retrieved from ” http: Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 60 9: These colonies can be difficult or impossible for natural enemies to reach, especially coccinellid predators.

Influence of mcaonellicoccus stage on oviposition, development, sex ratio, and survival of Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society Very high mealybug populations can kill plants. Pseudococcidaea pest of agriculture and horticulture, with descriptions of two related species from southern Asia.

They are wingless and appear as ovoid shapes covered by a mass of white mealy wax.


One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. In plants such as peanuts, potatoes, and some grasses, the pest has been reported to attack the root systems.

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However, biological control may be hindered by honeydew gathering ants or due to parasitoid encapsulation by the scale. But it macknellicoccus recently arrived in tropical areas in the Western Hemisphere. Privacy policy About Bugwoodwiki Disclaimers. However, pesticides should be avoided because they kill the natural enemies which usually control the pest.

In cotton, the growing parts are attacked, resulting in bunchy growth. Content is available for non-profit, educational use under our Copyright Agreement. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Public awareness programmes were also important; public co-operation avoided heavy use of pesticides that might have impaired establishment of the biological control agents, and the public helped to disseminate the natural enemies Kairo et al.