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Coccidohystrix insolita
(eggplant mealybug)



Coccidohystrix insolita (eggplant mealybug)


  • 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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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


KenyaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
MadagascarPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-RodriguesPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
South AfricaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
TanzaniaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-Zanzibar IslandPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)


BangladeshPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
ChinaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
IndiaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-Andhra PradeshPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-BiharPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-GoaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-GujaratPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-HaryanaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-KarnatakaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-KeralaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-Madhya PradeshPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-MaharashtraPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-OdishaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-PunjabPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-RajasthanPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-Tamil NaduPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-Uttar PradeshPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
-West BengalPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
LaosPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
MyanmarPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
PakistanPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
PhilippinesPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
Saudi ArabiaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
Sri LankaPresentKetipearachchi (2005); Veilleux et al. (2001)
TaiwanPresentChen ShuPei et al. (2014)
ThailandPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)
VietnamPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)


GuamPresentMoore and Bamba (2013)
SamoaPresentVeilleux et al. (2001)

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContext
Abutilon (Indian mallow)MalvaceaeOther
Abutilon indicum (country mallow)MalvaceaeOther
Acalypha (Copperleaf)EuphorbiaceaeOther
Achyranthes aspera (devil's horsewhip)AmaranthaceaeOther
Barleria cristata (Philippine violet)AcanthaceaeOther
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
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
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

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