The cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae
), a native of North America (Williams and Granara de Willink, 1992), is distributed over a wide range of agro-ecological zones in at least 24 countries (Wang et al., 2009).
Among the species in the genus Ferrisia, F kondoi Kaydan & Gullan (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae
) has been reported previously from Colombia on Coffea arabica L.
Estructura caracteristica de Pseudococcidae
, aunque tambien presente en Puto (Putoidae).
Studies on cotton mealy bug, Phenacoccus solenopsis (Pseudococcidae
: Homoptera), and its natural enemies in Punjab, Pakistan.
This study also adds the following species to the list of scale species associated with citrus in the state of Sao Paulo for the first time: Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis (Green) (Diaspididae), Parasaissetia nigra (Nietner) (Coccidae), Ferrisia virgata (Cockerell), Pseudococcus cryptus Hempel (Pseudococcidae
) (Table 1).
The Pink Hibiscus Mealybug (PHM), Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green, 1908) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae
) is a polyphagous species of Pseudococcidae
that feeds on a wide range of ornamental and agricultural host plant species distributed in 218 genera of 76 botanic families (Ben-Dov et al., 2011).
Phenology of Maconellicoccus hirsutus (He miptera: Pseudococcidae
) in Florida based on attraction of adult males to pheromone traps.
As a result of this study, the total number of mealybug species recorded from Colombia is elevated to 78 species (75 Pseudococcidae
+ 3 Putoidae).
Mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae
) are small, soft-bodied insects that suck plant saps.
Among scales, a cosmopolitan and polyphagous species, the mealybug Dysmicoccus brevipes Cockerell, 1893 (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae
), is worthy of attention.
Cotton mealybug (CMB) Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Pseudococcidae
: Hemiptera) is an economic insect pest of cotton (Wu and Zhang, 2009; Wang et al., 2009), the invasion of P.
The pests and eggs masses were sent to the United Stated Department of Agriculture Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) and were identified as Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara De Willink (Pseudococcidae
) also known as papaya mealybug.