Maconellicoccus hirstutus Green

Hodgson, Chris J. & Łagowska, Bozena, 2011, New scale insect (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) records from Fiji: three new species, records of several new invasive species and an updated checklist of Coccoidea, Zootaxa 2766, pp. 1-29: 8

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Maconellicoccus hirstutus Green


Maconellicoccus hirstutus Green  

M. hirsutus   was collected twice during the recent survey, once on Hibiscus   on Viti Levu (on which it was common and causing leaf curl) (Suva, Thurston Gardens, 11.vii. 2009) and once on pineapple on Taveuni (Vinuvasa Estate, 22.vii. 2009). Williams and Watson (1988 b) indicate that it is widespread throughout southern Asia, Australia and Africa. It is polyphagous and has spread to many geographic areas in recent years. It is a potential invasive pest of several crops, particularly pineapple.