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Pink Hibiscus Mealybug

Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green)
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug
APHIS
Hosts:

This serious economic pest attacks more than 200 species of plants, including beans, chrysanthemum, citrus, cotton, corn, cucumber, grape, guava, hibiscus, mulberry, peanuts, plum, pumpkin, rose, soybean, and sugarcane.

 

Commodities Affected:
Field Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, Nursery, Ornamentals, and Turf

 

Threat:

The pink hibiscus mealybug poses a serious threat to U. S. Agriculture. Economic loses from pink hibiscus mealybug exceed $3.5 million a year in Grenada and $125 million a year in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Distribution:

The pink hibiscus mealybug is not known to occur in Indiana.