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Phenacoccus madeirensis
(Madeira mealybug)

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Phenacoccus madeirensis (Madeira mealybug)

Summary

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  • 16 November 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Phenacoccus madeirensis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Madeira mealybug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Adults of P. madeirensis feeding on Hibiscus sp. (ovisac arrowed).
TitleAdults and ovisac
CaptionAdults of P. madeirensis feeding on Hibiscus sp. (ovisac arrowed).
Copyright©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin
Adults of P. madeirensis feeding on Hibiscus sp. (ovisac arrowed).
Adults and ovisacAdults of P. madeirensis feeding on Hibiscus sp. (ovisac arrowed).©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Phenacoccus madeirensis Green, 1923

Preferred Common Name

  • Madeira mealybug

Other Scientific Names

  • Phenacoccus gossypii Townsend & Cockerell (misidentification)
  • Phenacoccus grenadensis Green & Laing, 1924
  • Phenacoccus harbisoni Peterson, 1965

EPPO code

  • PHENMD (Phenacoccus madeirensis)

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: Phenacoccus
  •                                         Species: Phenacoccus madeirensis

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: 12 May 2022
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresent, Localized
AngolaPresent
BeninPresent
Cabo VerdePresent
CameroonPresent
Congo, Democratic Republic of thePresent
Congo, Republic of thePresent
Côte d'IvoirePresent
EgyptPresent
GabonPresent
GambiaPresent
GhanaPresent
KenyaPresent
LiberiaPresent
MalawiPresent
MauritiusPresent
MozambiquePresent
NigeriaPresent, Localized
RéunionPresent
RwandaPresent
São Tomé and PríncipePresent
SenegalPresent, Localized
SeychellesPresent
Sierra LeonePresent, Localized
TogoPresent
TunisiaPresent
ZimbabwePresent

Asia

ChinaPresent
-FujianPresent
-GuangdongPresent
-HainanPresent
Hong KongPresent
IndiaPresent
-Tamil NaduPresent
JapanPresent
-KyushuPresent
-ShikokuPresent
JordanPresent
PhilippinesPresent
TaiwanPresent
ThailandPresent
TurkeyPresent
YemenPresent

Europe

CroatiaPresent
CyprusPresent
FrancePresentIntroduced2001
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent, Localized
-CretePresent
ItalyPresent, Localized
-SicilyPresentIntroduced1990
PortugalPresent, Localized
-MadeiraPresentIntroduced1923
SpainPresent

North America

Antigua and BarbudaPresent
BahamasPresent, Localized
BarbadosPresent, Localized
BermudaPresent, Localized
British Virgin IslandsPresent, Localized
Cayman IslandsPresent
Costa RicaPresent, Localized
CubaPresent, Localized
DominicaPresent
Dominican RepublicPresent, Localized
GrenadaPresent, Localized
GuadeloupePresent, Localized
GuatemalaPresent, Localized
HaitiPresent, Localized
JamaicaPresent, Localized
MexicoPresent, Localized
MontserratPresent, Localized
PanamaPresent, Localized
Puerto RicoPresent, Localized
Saint Kitts and NevisPresent, Localized
Saint LuciaPresent, Localized
Trinidad and TobagoPresent, Localized
U.S. Virgin IslandsPresent
United StatesPresent, Localized
-AlabamaPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-FloridaPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-LouisianaPresent
-MarylandPresent
-MinnesotaPresent
-MississippiPresent
-New YorkPresent
-North CarolinaPresent
-TexasPresent
-VirginiaPresent
-WisconsinPresent

Oceania

Federated States of MicronesiaPresent
GuamPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
BoliviaPresent, Localized
BrazilPresent, Localized
-BahiaPresent
-Espirito SantoPresent
-Minas GeraisPresent
-Rio de JaneiroPresent
-Sao PauloPresent
ColombiaPresent
EcuadorPresent, Localized
French GuianaPresent
GuyanaPresent, Localized
ParaguayPresent, Localized
PeruPresent, Localized
UruguayPresent
VenezuelaPresent, Localized

Growth Stages

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Flowering stage, Fruiting stage, Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / abnormal leaf fall
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould
Leaves / wilting
Leaves / yellowed or dead
Stems / distortion
Stems / external feeding
Stems / honeydew or sooty mould
Whole plant / distortion; rosetting
Whole plant / plant dead; dieback

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Acerophagus coccois Parasite
Acerophagus pallidus Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Amblyseius degenerans Predator
Anagyrus Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Anthoseius foenilis Predator
Apoanagyrus elgeri Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Blepyrus insularis Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Euseius stipulatus Predator
Gyranusoidea Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Hyperaspis notata Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Leptomastix Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Leptomastix dactylopii Parasite Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Metanotalia maderensis Parasite
Nephus phenacoccophagus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs Nigeria; Senegal cassava
Typhlodromus exhilaratus Predator

References

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Badr, S. A., Moharum, F. A., 2017. The Madeira Phenacoccus madeirensis green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) a new record of mealybug in Egypt. Alexandria Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 62(3), 329. doi: 10.21608/alexja.2017.5787

Beltrà A, Soto A, 2011. New records of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from Spain. Phytoparasitica, 39(4):385-387. http://www.springerlink.com/content/w243808608u27l68/

Ben-Dov Y, 1994. A systematic catalogue of the mealybugs of the world (Insecta: Homoptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae and Putoidae) with data on geographical distribution, host plants, biology and economic importance. Andover, UK; Intercept Limited, 686 pp

CABI/EPPO, 2000. Phenacoccus madeirensis. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Map No. 607. Wallingford, UK: CAB International

Castillo L JA, Bellotti AC, 1990. Diagnostic characters of four mealybug species (Pseudococcidae) in cassava crops (Manihot esculenta) and observations on some of their natural enemies. Revista Colombiana de Entomologia, 16(2):33-43

Chen SP, Wong JY, Chiu YC, 2012. Survey of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) on Hibiscus spp. (Malvaceae) in Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin (Taipei), 54(1):13-27. http://www.pps.org.tw

Chiara SRdi, Tsolakis H, 1995. The effect of Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) on some biological parameters of four species of phytoseiid mites (Parasitiformes: Phytoseiidae). Israel Journal of Entomology, 29:301-307; 19 ref

Cock MJW (ed.), 1985. A review of biological control of pests in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Bermuda up to 1982. Farnham Royal, United Kingdom; Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, xii + 218 pp.

Cox JM, Williams DJ, 1981. An account of cassava mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) with a description of a new species. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 71(2):247-258

Culik MP, Martins Ddos S, Ventura JA, Peronti ALBG, Gullan PJ, Kondo T, 2007. Coccidae, Pseudococcidae, Ortheziidae, and Monophlebidae(Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 7(3):61-65. http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v7n3/en/fullpaper?bn00507032007+en

Culik MP, Ventura JA, Martins Ddos S, 2009. Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccidae) of pineapple in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Acta Horticulturae [Proceedings of the Sixth International Pineapple Symposium, Joao Pessoa, Brazil, 18-23 November 2007.], No.822:215-218. http://www.actahort.org

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Fernandes IM, 1991. New data on the scale fauna of the islands of S. Tome and Principe. Garcia de Orte. Serie de Zoologia, 18(1-2):111-113

Fursch H, 1987. New African species of Scymnini (Coleoptera Coccinellidae) as predators of cassava pests. Revue de Zoologie Africaine, 100(4):387-394

Green EE, 1923. Observations on the Coccidae of the Madeira Islands. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 14:87-97

Guenaoui, Y., Watson, G. W., Labdaoui, Z. E., 2019. First record of the mealybug Phenacoccus madeirensis Green, 1923 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) in Algeria. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 49(2), 352-354. doi: 10.1111/epp.12574

Halima-Kamel MB, Germain JF, Mdellel L, Abdelaoui K, 2014. Phenacoccus madeirensis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): a new species of mealybug in Tunisia. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 44(2):176-178. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2338

James BD, Fofanah M, 1992. Population growth patterns for Phenacoccus manihoti Mat-Ferr on cassava in Sierra Leone. Tropical Pest Management, 38(1):89-92

Katbeh-Bader, A., Al-Jboory, I. J., Kaydan, M. B., 2019. First record of the Madeira mealybug, Phenacoccus madeirensis green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), in Jordan. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 49(2), 401-404. doi: 10.1111/epp.12579

Kaydan MB, Hayat M, Çaliskan AF, Ulusoy MR, 2016. New record of a parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) of the Madeira mealybug, Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 18(3):107-112. http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php?journal=JERS&page=issue&op=archive

Kondo T, Esato T, Kawai S, 2001. Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), a recently introduced exotic pest in Japan. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura [Proceedings of the ISSIS IX International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies, Padua, Italy, 2-8 September 2001.], 33(3):337-341

Longo S, Mazzeo G, Russo A, Ascher KRS, BenDov Y, 1995. Biological observations on some scale insects (Homoptera: Coccoidea) in Sicily. Israel Journal of Entomology, 29:219-222

Marotta S, Harten Avan, Mahyoub MA, 2001. Mealybugs found on agricultural crops in Yemen. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura [Proceedings of the ISSIS IX International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies, Padua, Italy, 2-8 September 2001.], 33(3):233-238

Matile-Ferrero D, Germain JF, 2004. Eriococcus munroi (Boratynski), new pest on Lavandin in France, and note on two mealybugs new for France (Hemiptera, Eriococcidae and Pseudococcidae). (Eriococcus munroi (Boratynski), nouveau ravageur du Lavandin en France, et note sur deux Pseudococcines nouvelles pour la France (Hemiptera, Eriococcidae et Pseudococcidae).) Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 109(2):191-192

Milek TM, Simala M, Markotic V, 2015. First records of Bougainvillea mealybug (Phenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willink, 2007) and Madeira mealybug (Phenacoccus madeirensis Green, 1923) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Croatia [Conference poster]. In: Zbornik predavanj in referatov 12. Slovenskega posvetovanja o varstvu rastlin z mednarodno udelezbo, 3.-4. marec 2015, Ptuj, Slovenija [ed. by Trdan, S.]. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Drustvo za Varstvo Rastlin Slovenije, 318-322

Miller DR, 1996. Checklist of the scale insects (Coccoidea: Homoptera) of Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 98(1):68-86; 33 ref

Noyes JS, Hayat M, 1994. Oriental mealybug parasitoids of the Anagyrini (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). Wallingford, UK; CAB International, viii + 554 pp

Papadopoulou S, Chryssohoides C, 2012. Phenacoccus madeirensis Green, 1923 (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) on Ocimum basilicum: a new geographical record for Greece. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 42(1):146-147. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2338

Pijls JWAM, Alphen JJMvan, 1996. On the coexistence of the cassava mealybug parasitoids Apoanagyrus diversicornis and A. lopezi (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in their native South America. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 86(1):51-59; 27 ref

Rameshkumar A, Noyes JS, Poorani J, Chong JH, 2013. Description of a new species of Anagyrus Howard (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae), a promising biological control agent of the invasive Madeira mealybug, Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Pseudococcidae). Zootaxa, 3717(1):76-84. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2013/f/z03717p084f.pdf

Schotman CYL, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. RLAC-PROVEG, No. 21:80 pp

Sinacori A, 1995. Bio-ethological observations on Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) in Sicily. Israel Journal of Entomology, 29:179-182; 9 ref

Stathas GJ, Kartsonas ED, Darras AI, 2015. Record of Phenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willing and Phenacoccus madeirensis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on new host ornamental plants in Greece. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal, 8(1):12-14. http://www.bpi.gr/files/journal/2015/january/VOLUME%208%20-%20ISSUE%201%20(January%202015).pdf

Szita, É., Fetykó, K. G., Benedicty, Z. K., Kozár, F., Partsinevelos, G., Milonas, P., Kaydan, M. B., 2017. Data on the scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) fauna of Greece, with description of two new species. Zootaxa, 4329(5), 463-476. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4329.5.4

Veenakumari K, Buhl PN, Prashanth Mohanraj, Khan FR, 2013. Three new species of Allotropa Förster (Platygastridae: Sceliotrachelinae) from India. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 70(2):222-231. http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/genv20

Victor R, 1984. Humidity reactions in two species of pseudococcid mealybugs Phenacoccus manihoti Matile-Ferrero and Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Homoptera; Pseudococcidae). Revue de Zoologie Africaine, 98(2):229-242

Vieira RM da S, Carmona MM, Pita M de S, 1983. On the coccids of the Madeira Archipelago (Homoptera Coccoidea). Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal, 35(151/155):81-162

Vijay S, Suresh S, 2013. Coccid pests of flower and medicinal crops in Tamil Nadu. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 26(1):46-53. http://pub.uasd.edu/ojs/index.php/kjas/article/viewFile/2861/2642

Williams DJ, 1987. Phenacoccus gossypii Townsend & Cockerell, P. madeirensis Green and some related mealybug species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 77(2):335-356

Williams DJ, Granara de Willink MC, 1992. Mealybugs of Central and South America. Wallingford, UK: CAB International

Williams DJ, Matile-Ferrero D, 2008. Mealybugs of Mauritius [Hemiptera, Coccoidea, Pseudococcidae]. Revue Française d'Entomologie, 30(2/4):97-101

Zuparko RL, 1995. New host record for Metanotalia maderensis (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 71(4):245-246

Distribution References

Badr S A, Moharum F A, 2017. The Madeira Phenacoccus madeirensis green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) a new record of mealybug in Egypt. Alexandria Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 62 (3), 329. DOI:10.21608/alexja.2017.5787

Beltrà A, Soto A, 2011. New records of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from Spain. Phytoparasitica. 39 (4), 385-387. http://www.springerlink.com/content/w243808608u27l68/ DOI:10.1007/s12600-011-0178-0

Ben-Dov Y, 1994. A systematic catalogue of the mealybugs of the world (Insecta: Homoptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae and Putoidae) with data on geographical distribution, host plants, biology and economic importance. In: A systematic catalogue of the mealybugs of the world (Insecta: Homoptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae and Putoidae) with data on geographical distribution, host plants, biology and economic importance. Andover, UK: Intercept Limited. 686 pp.

CABI, EPPO, 2000. Phenacoccus madeirensis. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Map 607. DOI:10.1079/DMPP/20066600607

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Castillo L J A, Bellotti A C, 1990. Diagnostic characters of four mealybug species (Pseudococcidae) in cassava crops (Manihot esculenta) and observations on some of their natural enemies. (Caracteres diagnosticos de cuatro especies de piojos harinosos (Pseudococcidae) en cultivos de yuca (Manihot esculenta) y observaciones sobre algunos de sus enemigos naturales.). Revista Colombiana de Entomología. 16 (2), 33-43.

Chen S P, Wong J Y, Chiu Y C, 2012. Survey of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) on Hibiscus spp. (Malvaceae) in Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin (Taipei). 54 (1), 13-27. http://www.pps.org.tw

Culik M P, Martins D dos S, Ventura J A, Peronti A L B G, Gullan P J, Kondo T, 2007. Coccidae, Pseudococcidae, Ortheziidae, and Monophlebidae(Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Biota Neotropica. 7 (3), 61-65. http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v7n3/en/fullpaper?bn00507032007+en DOI:10.1590/S1676-06032007000300006

Culik M P, Ventura J A, Martins D dos S, 2009. Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccidae) of pineapple in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Acta Horticulturae. 215-218. http://www.actahort.org

EPPO, 2022. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. 1 pp. https://gd.eppo.int/

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Fürsch H, 1987. New African species of Scymnini (Coleoptera Coccinellidae) as predators of cassava pests. (Neue afrikanische Scymnini-Arten (Coleoptera Coccinellidae) als Fressfeinde von Manihot-Schädlingen.). Revue de Zoologie Africaine. 100 (4), 387-394.

Guenaoui Y, Watson G W, Labdaoui Z E, 2019. First record of the mealybug Phenacoccus madeirensis Green, 1923 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) in Algeria. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 49 (2), 352-354. DOI:10.1111/epp.12574

Halima-Kamel M B, Germain J F, Mdellel L, Abdelaoui K, 2014. Phenacoccus madeirensis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): a new species of mealybug in Tunisia. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 44 (2), 176-178. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2338 DOI:10.1111/epp.12109

James B D, Fofanah M, 1992. Population growth patterns for Phenacoccus manihoti Mat-Ferr on cassava in Sierra Leone. Tropical Pest Management. 38 (1), 89-92.

Katbeh-Bader A, Al-Jboory I J, Kaydan M B, 2019. First record of the Madeira mealybug, Phenacoccus madeirensis green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), in Jordan. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 49 (2), 401-404. DOI:10.1111/epp.12579

Kaydan M B, Hayat M, Çalıșkan A F, Ulusoy M R, 2016. New record of a parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) of the Madeira mealybug, Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from Turkey. Journal of the Entomological Research Society. 18 (3), 107-112. http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php?journal=JERS&page=issue&op=archive

Kondo T, Esato T, Kawai S, 2001. Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), a recently introduced exotic pest in Japan. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura. 33 (3), 337-341.

Longo S, Mazzeo G, Russo A, 1995. Biological observations on some scale insects (Homoptera: Coccoidea) in Sicily. In: Israel Journal of Entomology [Proceedings of the VII International Symposium of Scale Insect Studies, held in Bet Dagan, Israel, June 12-17 1994.], 29 [ed. by Ascher K R S, Ben-Dov Y]. 219-222.

Macharia I, Kibwage P, Heya H M, Makathima F, Olubayo D, Guantai M, Kinuthia W, Ouvrard D, Watson G W, 2021. New records of scale insects and mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in Kenya. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin. 51 (3), 639-647. DOI:10.1111/epp.12786

Marotta S, Harten A van, Mahyoub M A, 2001. Mealybugs found on agricultural crops in Yemen. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura. 33 (3), 233-238.

Matile-Ferrero D, Germain J F, 2004. Eriococcus munroi (Boratynski), new pest on Lavandin in France, and note on two mealybugs new for France (Hemiptera, Eriococcidae and Pseudococcidae). (Eriococcus munroi (Boratynski), nouveau ravageur du Lavandin en France, et note sur deux Pseudococcines nouvelles pour la France (Hemiptera, Eriococcidae et Pseudococcidae).). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France. 109 (2), 191-192.

Mdellel L, Adouani R, Zouari S, Ben Halima M K, Germain J F, 2019. Inventory of ornamental plant mealybug (Hemiptera Pseudococcidae) in Tunisia: species, host plants and distribution. Redia. 99-106. DOI:10.19263/REDIA-102.19.15

Milek T M, Šimala M, Markotić V, 2015. First records of Bougainvillea mealybug (Phenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willink, 2007) and Madeira mealybug (Phenacoccus madeirensis Green, 1923) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Croatia [Conference poster]. In: Zbornik predavanj in referatov 12. Slovenskega posvetovanja o varstvu rastlin z mednarodno udeležbo, 3.-4. marec 2015, Ptuj, Slovenija [Zbornik predavanj in referatov 12. Slovenskega posvetovanja o varstvu rastlin z mednarodno udeležbo, 3.-4. marec 2015, Ptuj, Slovenija.], [ed. by Trdan S]. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Društvo za Varstvo Rastlin Slovenije. 318-322.

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