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

Antennae with 9 segments, body with several pairs of cerarii and oral rim ducts that are scattered all over the body except the legs. Scanning electron microscope observations on the mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Greena major pest of mulberry Homoptera: Proceedings 39th Annual Meeting: Parasites are considered the long-term solution to this mealybug infestation. The entire plant may be stunted; very large mealybug populations can kill plants. They are wingless and appear as ovoid shapes covered by a mass of white mealy wax.

Infested plant materials might have introduced M.

Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 70 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.

Hodgson CJ, Lagowska B, Irradiation of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Homoptera: E Hypogeococcus pungens and F M. This page was last modified Proceedings of the first symposium on the Hibiscus mealybug in the Caribbean, JuneGrenada.


Maconellicoccus hirsutus – Wikipedia

Current status of pink hibiscus mealybug in Puerto Rico including a key to parasitoid species. Maconellicoccus hirsutus, a new pest of groundnut in Andhra Pradesh. In medium- to low-maintenance urban landscape where biological control plays a more significant role in regulating M.

We note that inappropriate use of insecticides in landscapes may exacerbate problems with this pest, and that preferred responses should include assessment of biological control potential and economic or aesthetic thresholds of affected host plants.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus

A successful journey of ladybirds from India to Trinidad. Therefore, it is prudent to monitor populations and time foliar sprays of contact insecticides to coincide with the hatching of crawlers. A predaceous beetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant – sometimes called the redheaded ladybird beetle or the mealybug destroyer – is commercially available for use as a biological control agent.

As the mealybug has no known beneficial effects, it seems unlikely that deliberate introduction would occur except for malicious purposes. Click here for a Catalog. Hibiscus cannabinus as a trap crop of mealybug in mulberry. Misra recorded transport of M. The nymphal stages appear much like the female in form, but the female maconellicocucs have three instars, while male nymphs have four instars. Prospects for the microbial control of M.

Williams says the genus currently consists of eight species native to Australia 4Africa 1southern Asia 2 and Nepal 1. These parasitoids will be evaluated for their host specificity and may be released when more is known about their biology.


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During their lifetime, A. Host Range and Plant Injury. But it has recently arrived in tropical areas in the Western Hemisphere.

Primer registro de parasitoides de la cochinilla rosada del hibisco, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae populations living on different host plants. In regions where natural enemies are nonexistent or sparse, augmentation and classical biological control programs have proven highly effective. Because pink hibiscus mealybug attacks so many crop and ornamental plants, populations could become common on many plant species in Maconellicovcus.

Bulletin of Entomological Research, 76 2: Infestation can lead to fruit drop, or fruit may remain on the host in a dried and shriveled condition. There may be as many as 15 generations per year Pollard, Seasonal phenology of Pseudococcus maritimus Hemiptera: Pink hibiscus mealybug biological control program established.

The entire plant may be stunted and the shoot tips develop a bushy appearance.