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Cover for Tuta absoluta (tomato leafminer)

T. absoluta feeds almost exclusively on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and there is also one report that it eats potato (Solanum tuberosum) (Galarza,...

Cover for Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)

M. hirsutus is highly polyphagous and has been recorded feeding on hosts from 76 plant families (Ben-Dov and German, 2003) and over 200 plant genera...


Potato is the principal host for P. operculella, but other Solanaceae are attacked, especially tomato, tobacco, chilli, aubergine and cape...

Cover for Spodoptera litura (taro caterpillar)

The host range of S. litura covers at least 120 species. Among the main crop species attacked by S. litura in the tropics are Colocasia esculenta,...


P. viburni, commonly known as obscure mealybug, is an unarmoured scale insect.Live adult female 2.5-5 mm long, fairly flattened ovoid, body contents...

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