EPPO Global Database

Maconellicoccus hirsutus(PHENHI)

Distribution details in Zambia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Absent, invalid record
The record appearing in the EPPO datasheet (2005) is erroneous. It was based on a publication from Williams (1996) which was itself based on an interception of the pest in Chicago (USA). The NPPO of Zambia officially confirms the absence of the pest on its territory.
* EPPO (2005) Data sheets on quarantine pests. Maconellicoccus hirsutus. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin OEPP 35, 413–415.

* NPPO of Zambia via correspondance with CABI (2013-11).

* Williams DJ (1996) A brief account of the hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), a pest of agriculture and horticulture, with descriptions of two related species from southern Asia. Bulletin of Entomological Research 86(5),617-628.
Situation in neighbouring countries
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