Maconellicoccus hirsutus found in California (US) and Baja California (MX)
It is reported that the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (EPPO Alert List) has been found at El Centro and Calexico, in the south of California (US). It was found in urban areas on branches of mulberry and fig trees, trumpet vines (Campsis radicans) and grapevines. This is the first report of this pest in USA.
During the NAPPO Annual Meeting, it was reported that M. hirsutus has beenewn found in Mexicali, Baja California, in Mexico. This confirms earlier reports.
Pest Alert posting, University of Florida, 1999-09-03. Pink hibiscus mealybug.
NAPIS - What's new on the NAPIS web page(s) during 1999
NAPPO Annual Meeting, 1999-10-119/22, Cancún (MX).