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Hibiscus (rosemallows)

Summary

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  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Hibiscus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • rosemallows
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Adult female on microscope slide.
TitleAdult female
CaptionPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Adult female on microscope slide.
Copyright©PaDIL/Chamaiporn Buamas Department of Agriculture, Thailand - CC BY 3.0 AU
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Adult female on microscope slide.
Adult femalePhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Adult female on microscope slide.©PaDIL/Chamaiporn Buamas Department of Agriculture, Thailand - CC BY 3.0 AU
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); mature tree habit. Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2001.
TitleHabit
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); mature tree habit. Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2001.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); mature tree habit. Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2001.
HabitTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); mature tree habit. Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2001.©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females. Laboratory culture. USA
TitleFemales
CaptionM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females. Laboratory culture. USA
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females. Laboratory culture. USA
FemalesM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females. Laboratory culture. USA©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Live adult female on seepweed (Suaeda sp.) has pale yellow body contents; dorsum with 2 dark bars formed of submarginal grey spots on intersegmental areas of thorax and abdomen; with 18 pairs of lateral wax filaments. Brawley, California, USA. April, 1985.
TitleAdult
CaptionPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Live adult female on seepweed (Suaeda sp.) has pale yellow body contents; dorsum with 2 dark bars formed of submarginal grey spots on intersegmental areas of thorax and abdomen; with 18 pairs of lateral wax filaments. Brawley, California, USA. April, 1985.
Copyright©United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs/USDA-ARS/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Live adult female on seepweed (Suaeda sp.) has pale yellow body contents; dorsum with 2 dark bars formed of submarginal grey spots on intersegmental areas of thorax and abdomen; with 18 pairs of lateral wax filaments. Brawley, California, USA. April, 1985.
AdultPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Live adult female on seepweed (Suaeda sp.) has pale yellow body contents; dorsum with 2 dark bars formed of submarginal grey spots on intersegmental areas of thorax and abdomen; with 18 pairs of lateral wax filaments. Brawley, California, USA. April, 1985.©United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs/USDA-ARS/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Kaohikaipu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. February, 2005.
TitleHabit
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Kaohikaipu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. February, 2005.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Kaohikaipu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. February, 2005.
HabitTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Kaohikaipu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. February, 2005.©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females in a field infestation. USA
TitleField infestation
CaptionM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females in a field infestation. USA
Copyright©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females in a field infestation. USA
Field infestationM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females in a field infestation. USA©Jeffrey W. Lotz/Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Adult female on microscope slide, antennae each 9 (rarely 8) segmented. Cerrarii numbering 18 pairs, each cerarius with 2 lanceolate spinose setae. Hind leg with translucent pores on femur and tibia.
TitleAntenna
CaptionPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Adult female on microscope slide, antennae each 9 (rarely 8) segmented. Cerrarii numbering 18 pairs, each cerarius with 2 lanceolate spinose setae. Hind leg with translucent pores on femur and tibia.
Copyright©PaDIL/Chamaiporn Buamas Department of Agriculture, Thailand - CC BY 3.0 AU
Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Adult female on microscope slide, antennae each 9 (rarely 8) segmented. Cerrarii numbering 18 pairs, each cerarius with 2 lanceolate spinose setae. Hind leg with translucent pores on femur and tibia.
AntennaPhenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Adult female on microscope slide, antennae each 9 (rarely 8) segmented. Cerrarii numbering 18 pairs, each cerarius with 2 lanceolate spinose setae. Hind leg with translucent pores on femur and tibia.©PaDIL/Chamaiporn Buamas Department of Agriculture, Thailand - CC BY 3.0 AU
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Thicket nr roadside. Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, USA. June, 2009.
TitleHabit
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Thicket nr roadside. Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, USA. June, 2009.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Thicket nr roadside. Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, USA. June, 2009.
HabitTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Thicket nr roadside. Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, USA. June, 2009.©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females in a field infestation. USA.
TitleField infestation
CaptionMaconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females in a field infestation. USA.
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females in a field infestation. USA.
Field infestationMaconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult females in a field infestation. USA.©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); leaves. West Beach Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June 08, 2008
TitleLeaves
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); leaves. West Beach Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June 08, 2008
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2008 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); leaves. West Beach Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June 08, 2008
LeavesTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); leaves. West Beach Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June 08, 2008©Forest & Kim Starr-2008 - CC BY 3.0
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult male, in a field infestation. USA.
TitleMale
CaptionM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult male, in a field infestation. USA.
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult male, in a field infestation. USA.
MaleM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult male, in a field infestation. USA.©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); leaves, some showing 'cupping'. Bart Hill Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. March, 2015.
TitleLeaves
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); leaves, some showing 'cupping'. Bart Hill Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. March, 2015.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2015 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); leaves, some showing 'cupping'. Bart Hill Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. March, 2015.
LeavesTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); leaves, some showing 'cupping'. Bart Hill Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. March, 2015.©Forest & Kim Starr-2015 - CC BY 3.0
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation. USA.
TitleField infestation
CaptionM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation. USA.
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation. USA.
Field infestationM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation. USA.©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); yellow flower and foliage. John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida, USA. September, 2009.
TitleFlower
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); yellow flower and foliage. John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida, USA. September, 2009.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); yellow flower and foliage. John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida, USA. September, 2009.
FlowerTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); yellow flower and foliage. John Prince Park Lake Worth, Florida, USA. September, 2009.©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation. USA.
TitleField infestation
CaptionM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation. USA.
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation. USA.
Field infestationM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation. USA.©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); orange flower and foliage. Wahinepee, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2002.
TitleFlower
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); orange flower and foliage. Wahinepee, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2002.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2002 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); orange flower and foliage. Wahinepee, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2002.
FlowerTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); orange flower and foliage. Wahinepee, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2002.©Forest & Kim Starr-2002 - CC BY 3.0
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); infestation, in laboratory. USA.
TitleInfestation
CaptionM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); infestation, in laboratory. USA.
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); infestation, in laboratory. USA.
InfestationM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); infestation, in laboratory. USA.©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); flowering habit, with flowers and seedpods. Kanapou, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2010.
TitleHabit
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); flowering habit, with flowers and seedpods. Kanapou, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2010.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); flowering habit, with flowers and seedpods. Kanapou, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2010.
HabitTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); flowering habit, with flowers and seedpods. Kanapou, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, USA. December, 2010.©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); foliar damage, from a field infestation. USA.
TitleDamage
CaptionM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); foliar damage, from a field infestation. USA.
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); foliar damage, from a field infestation. USA.
DamageM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); foliar damage, from a field infestation. USA.©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); foliage and seedpods. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September, 2014.
TitleSeedpods
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); foliage and seedpods. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September, 2014.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); foliage and seedpods. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September, 2014.
SeedpodsTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); foliage and seedpods. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September, 2014.©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation on Hibiscus spp. USA.
TitleField infestation
CaptionM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation on Hibiscus spp. USA.
Copyright©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
M. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation on Hibiscus spp. USA.
Field infestationM. hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); field infestation on Hibiscus spp. USA.©Florida Division of Plant Industry/Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); close view of seedpods. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. October, 2005.
TitleSeedpods
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); close view of seedpods. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. October, 2005.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); close view of seedpods. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. October, 2005.
SeedpodsTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); close view of seedpods. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. October, 2005.©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult female, ventral view. Slide mounted specimen.
TitleFemale
CaptionMaconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult female, ventral view. Slide mounted specimen.
Copyright©Alessandra Rung/Scale Insects/USDA APHIS ITP/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult female, ventral view. Slide mounted specimen.
FemaleMaconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); adult female, ventral view. Slide mounted specimen.©Alessandra Rung/Scale Insects/USDA APHIS ITP/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Dense thicket. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September, 2014.
TitleHabit
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Dense thicket. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September, 2014.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Dense thicket. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September, 2014.
HabitTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Dense thicket. Wailua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. September, 2014.©Forest & Kim Starr-2007 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Dense thicket and understory. West Beach Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. April, 2015.
TitleHabit
CaptionTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Dense thicket and understory. West Beach Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. April, 2015.
Copyright©Forest & Kim Starr-2015 - CC BY 3.0
Talipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Dense thicket and understory. West Beach Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. April, 2015.
HabitTalipariti tiliaceum (sea hibiscus); habit. Dense thicket and understory. West Beach Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. April, 2015.©Forest & Kim Starr-2015 - CC BY 3.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Hibiscus L., nom. cons.

Preferred Common Name

  • rosemallows

International Common Names

  • English: Rosemallow
  • Spanish: amapolas

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Eibisch

EPPO code

  • HIBSS (Hibiscus sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Malvales
  •                         Family: Malvaceae
  •                             Genus: Hibiscus

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Aleurodicus dugesii; Anomis flava (cotton semi-looper); Contarinia maculipennis (blossom midge); Dysdercus cingulatus (red cotton stainer); Dysdercus fasciatus (cotton stainer); Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug); Earias insulana (Egyptian stem borer); Frankliniella occidentalis (western flower thrips); Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose); Helicotylenchus dihystera (common spiral nematode); Homona coffearia (tea tortrix); Luperomorpha xanthodera; Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Paracoccus marginatus (papaya mealybug); Parasaissetia nigra (pomegranate scale); Pectinophora gossypiella (pink bollworm); Phenacoccus madeirensis (Madeira mealybug); Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Phytophthora cactorum (apple collar rot); Pseudococcus calceolariae (scarlet mealybug); Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (Jack Beardsley mealybug); Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (bacterial canker or blast (stone and pome fruits)); Saissetia coffeae (hemispherical scale); Unaspis citri (citrus snow scale); Veronicella cubensis (Cuban slug)

Minor host of:

Aceria tripuraensis; Aleurocanthus spiniferus (orange spiny whitefly); Aleurocanthus woglumi (citrus blackfly); Aleurodicus dispersus (whitefly); Amblypelta lutescens (banana spotting bug); Aphelenchoides besseyi (rice leaf nematode); Armillaria luteobubalina (armillaria root rot); Armillaria tabescens (armillaria root rot); Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale); Ceroplastes destructor (white wax scale); Ceroplastes rubens (red wax scale); Chaetocnema confinis (flea beetle); Coccidohystrix insolita (eggplant mealybug); Coccus hesperidum (brown soft scale); Cylas puncticollis (sweet potato weevil); Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San José scale); Earias vittella (spiny bollworm); Echinothrips americanus; Eutinobothrus brasiliensis (cotton root borer); Ferrisia virgata (striped mealybug); Golovinomyces orontii (powdery mildew); Hadula trifolii (clover cutworm); Hypogeococcus pungens (cactus mealybug); Hypomeces squamosus (green weevil); Icerya seychellarum (Seychelles scale); Nezara viridula (green stink bug); Nipaecoccus viridis (spherical mealybug); Phenacoccus parvus (lantana mealybug); Phenacoccus solani; Planococcus minor (passionvine mealybug); Popillia japonica (Japanese beetle); Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale); Rastrococcus iceryoides (mango mealy bug); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper); Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca (citrus variegated chlorosis agent)

Wild host of:

Anthonomus grandis (Mexican cotton boll weevil); Anthonomus vestitus (Peruvian boll weevil); Aonidiella orientalis (oriental yellow scale); Bemisia tabaci (tobacco whitefly); Earias biplaga (spiny bollworm); Haritalodes derogata (cotton leaf roller); Megalurothrips usitatus (bean flower thrips); Parabemisia myricae (bayberry whitefly); Steirastoma breve (cacao beetle)

Associated with (not a host):

Meloidogyne javanica (sugarcane eelworm)

Host of (source - data mining):

Adoretus sinicus (Chinese rose beetle); Aphis craccivora (groundnut aphid); Aphis gossypii (cotton aphid); Bemisia tabaci (MEAM1) (silverleaf whitefly); Bemisia tabaci (MED) (silverleaf whitefly); Crypticerya multicicatrices (multicicatrices fluted scale); Eriophyes hibisci (Hibiscus mite); Macroura concolor; Myzus persicae (green peach aphid); Oxycarenus hyalinipennis (cotton, seed bug); Paracoccus burnerae (oleander mealybug); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Thrips palmi (melon thrips)