Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Ferrisia virgata Cockerell (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): first record in Tunisia.

Abstract

In September 2016 and 2017, Ferrisia virgata Cockerell (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), the striped mealybug, was collected on Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) in Khezama City (Governorate Sousse, Tunisia). The mealybug was observed on leaves and shoots and also on the flowers. This is the first record of F. virgata in Tunisia and in North Africa. Brief information about its worldwide distribution and biology is presented.