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Coccidohystrix insolita
(eggplant mealybug)

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Coccidohystrix insolita (eggplant mealybug)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Coccidohystrix insolita
  • Preferred Common Name
  • eggplant mealybug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Coccidohystrix insolita (Green)

Preferred Common Name

  • eggplant mealybug

Other Scientific Names

  • Centrococcus insolitus Ferris
  • Coccidohystrix insulata Hodgson & Hardy
  • Phenacoccus insolitus Green
  • Phenacoccus nivalis Grandpré & Charmoy
  • Tylococcus insolitus Brain

International Common Names

  • English: brinjal mealybug

EPPO code

  • PHENIN (Phenacoccus insolitus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Coccoidea
  •                                 Family: Pseudococcidae
  •                                     Genus: Coccidohystrix
  •                                         Species: Coccidohystrix insolita

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

KenyaPresent
MadagascarPresent
Mauritius
-RodriguesPresent
South AfricaPresent
TanzaniaPresent
-Zanzibar IslandPresent

Asia

BangladeshPresent
ChinaPresent
IndiaPresent
-Andhra PradeshPresent
-BiharPresent
-GoaPresent
-GujaratPresent
-HaryanaPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-KeralaPresent
-Madhya PradeshPresent
-MaharashtraPresent
-OdishaPresent
-PunjabPresent
-RajasthanPresent
-Tamil NaduPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-West BengalPresent
LaosPresent
MyanmarPresent
PakistanPresent
PhilippinesPresent
Saudi ArabiaPresent
Sri LankaPresent
TaiwanPresent
ThailandPresent
VietnamPresent

Oceania

GuamPresent
SamoaPresent

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContextReferences
Abutilon (Indian mallow)MalvaceaeOther
    Abutilon indicum (country mallow)MalvaceaeOther
      Acalypha (Copperleaf)EuphorbiaceaeOther
        Achyranthes aspera (devil's horsewhip)AmaranthaceaeOther
          Barleria cristata (Philippine violet)AcanthaceaeOther
            CajanusFabaceaeOther
              Cajanus cajan (pigeon pea)FabaceaeOther
                Chenopodium album (fat hen)ChenopodiaceaeWild host
                  Cocos nucifera (coconut)ArecaceaeOther
                    Coffea canephora (robusta coffee)RubiaceaeOther
                      Croton sparciflorumEuphorbiaceaeOther
                        Cyphomandra betacea (tree tomato)SolanaceaeOther
                          Dalbergia sissooFabaceaeOther
                            Datura (thorn-apple)SolanaceaeOther
                              Datura metel (Hindu datura)SolanaceaeOther
                                Datura stramonium (jimsonweed)SolanaceaeOther
                                  Euphorbia pulcherrima (poinsettia)EuphorbiaceaeOther
                                    FicusMoraceaeOther
                                      Gomphrena globosa (globe amaranth)AmaranthaceaeOther
                                        Hibiscus (rosemallows)MalvaceaeOther
                                          Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (China-rose)MalvaceaeOther
                                            Justicia adhatoda (Malabar nut)AcanthaceaeOther
                                              Malvastrum coromandelianumMalvaceaeOther
                                                Momordica dioicaCucurbitaceaeOther
                                                  Morus alba (mora)MoraceaeOther
                                                    Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco)SolanaceaeOther
                                                      Oryza sativa (rice)PoaceaeOther
                                                        Physalis peruviana (Cape gooseberry)SolanaceaeOther
                                                          SidaMalvaceaeOther
                                                            Sida cordifolia (heartleaf sida (USA))MalvaceaeOther
                                                              Sida rhombifoliaMalvaceaeOther
                                                                Solanum (nightshade)SolanaceaeOther
                                                                  Solanum giganteumSolanaceaeOther
                                                                    Solanum incanum (grey bitter-apple)SolanaceaeOther
                                                                      Solanum indicumSolanaceaeOther
                                                                        Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)SolanaceaeOther
                                                                          Solanum melongena (aubergine)SolanaceaeMain
                                                                            Solanum tuberosum (potato)SolanaceaeOther
                                                                              Tephrosia purpurea (purple tephrosia)FabaceaeOther
                                                                                Withania somnifera (poisonous gooseberry)SolanaceaeOther
                                                                                  Ziziphus jujuba (common jujube)RhamnaceaeOther

                                                                                    References

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                                                                                    Chen ShuPei; Wong JenYu; Chen WenHua, 2014. A new record of mealybug [Coccidohystrix insolita (Green) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)] from Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin (Taipei), 56(4):137-146. http://www.pps.org.tw

                                                                                    Ketipearachchi Y, 2005. Predominant natural enemies of insect pests in agroecosystems at Aralaganwila in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. SAARC Journal of Agriculture, 3:263-276. http://www.saarcagri.net/

                                                                                    Moore A; Bamba J, 2013. Eggplant Mealybug Coccidohystrix insolita (Green 1908) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Guam New Invasive Species Alert No. 2013-01, No. 2013-01., Guam: University of Guam. http://guaminsects.net/anr/sites/default/files/eggplantMealybug.pdf

                                                                                    Veilleux K; Miller DR; Ben-Dov Y, 2001. Coccidohystrix insolita. ScaleNet Database. USDA. http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/catalogs/Pseudoco/Coccidohystrixinsolita.htm#Coccidohystrixinsolita

                                                                                    Distribution References

                                                                                    Chen ShuPei, Wong JenYu, Chen WenHua, 2014. A new record of mealybug [Coccidohystrix insolita (Green) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)] from Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin (Taipei). 56 (4), 137-146. http://www.pps.org.tw

                                                                                    Ketipearachchi Y, 2005. Predominant natural enemies of insect pests in agroecosystems at Aralaganwila in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. SAARC Journal of Agriculture. 263-276. http://www.saarcagri.net/

                                                                                    Moore A, Bamba J, 2013. Eggplant Mealybug Coccidohystrix insolita (Green 1908) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). In: Guam New Invasive Species Alert No. 2013-01, Guam: University of Guam. http://guaminsects.net/anr/sites/default/files/eggplantMealybug.pdf

                                                                                    Veilleux K, Miller DR, Ben-Dov Y, 2001. Coccidohystrix insolita. In: ScaleNet Database, USDA. http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/catalogs/Pseudoco/Coccidohystrixinsolita.htm#Coccidohystrixinsolita

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