EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/28

Further spread of Maconellicoccus hirsutus in the Caribbean

Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink or Hibiscus mealybug) has newly been introduced into the Caribbean. This pest has been found in Grenada in November 1994, and Trinidad in August 1995 (see EPPO RS 95/235). More recently (in November 1995), the pink mealybug has also been reported in St Kitts ; Nevis.


Pollard, G.V. (1995) Update on new pest introductions - Continuing spread of pink mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus.
FAO Circular letter, No. 4/95, FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.