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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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