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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Each adult female lays eggs over a period of about one week, and these hatch in days Bartlett, ; Mani, Pesticide applications will disrupt the effective natural enemies of other crop pests, such as mites, mavonellicoccus insects, and whiteflies leading mcaonellicoccus the application of additional pesticides to control these pests. 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.

Coccoidea in the southern region of the United States. Title Field infestation Caption Maconellicoccus hirsutus pink hibiscus mealybug ; field infestation. Biological Control Back to Top As the pink hibiscus mealybug spreads across Florida we will have hjrsutus learn to live with this pest.

Ben-Dov Y, German V, Pseudococcidaein South Carolina. Comparison of life table parameters for Maconellicoccus hirsutusAnagyrus kamaliCryptolaemus montrouzieri and Scymnus coccivora.

Bulletin of Entomological Research, 76 2: Cutting and burning host material, which was tried on the islands of Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, also had little impact on the spread on the PHM.

The pink-colored body fluid that appears when the both immature and adult M.


Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Comparison of sex pheromone traps for monitoring pink hibiscus mealybug Hemiptera: A heavy, black, sooty mold may develop on an infested plant’s leaves and stems as a result of the mealybug’s heavy honey-dew secretions. Sagarra LA, Vincent C, Finally, it appeared in GrenadaTrinidadand St.

Retrieved from ” https: Natural enemies associated with Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Maconellicoccus multipori lacks dorsal oral- collar tubular ducts and a circulus and M.

For biological control purposes, M. Florida Entomologist, 99 1: The effect of five insecticides on Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Homoptera: Hibiscus shrub heavily infested by pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hirrsutus.

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Note parasitoid exit hole on the bottom left mummy. Inorganic oil emulsion sprays gave good control of M. Within the Macnoellicoccus Virgin Islands M. The development and use of life maconellicocucs in the study of natural insect populations. For eggs, the lower and upper threshold and the optimal developmental temperatures were estimated at Biology of the mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Pseudococcidae, Hemiptera.

Pseudococcidae in the Mariana Islands and its control by two fortuitously introduced natural enemies. Males are fragile looking and weak flyers, only live a day or two, and are not commonly observed in nature. ScaleNet, Hypogeococcus pungens and Maconellicoccus hirsutus.

Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Infested plant materials might have introduced M. Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green As the plant dies back from the tips, the mealybugs migrate to healthy tissue, so the colonies migrate from shoot tips to twigs to branches and finally down the trunk.

Adult female arrow and offspring of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green. Body is greyish pink and covered with a thin white cotton like wax. If regulation is required, planting material of host-plant species of M. Seasonal phenology of Pseudococcus maritimus Hemiptera: Williams, ; Kairo et al.


Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt. Description and Life Cycle Back to Top Adult mealybugs are small about 3 mm long and pink in body color but covered with a waxy secretion. It is covered by sparse white wax which extends to the ovisac. Hot water immersion for surface disinfestation of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Homoptera: Mealybug invades Grand Cayman. Title Damage Caption Maconellicoccus hirsutus pink hibiscus mealybug ; foliar damage, from a field infestation.

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Adult males are smaller than females, reddish brown and have one pair of wings. A life cycle takes weeks. Seasonal phenology and natural enemies of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page Maconellicoccus hirsutus was described from India as Macone,licoccus hirsutus by Green Don’t need the entire report? In recently invaded areas where the damage is most noticeable and the natural enemies have not been released or established, the initial application of insecticides might be needed to reduce the damage.

Both the third and fourth instars are wrapped in tests resembling tubes made up of tightly woven wax filaments.