Distribution details in Tunisia
First recorded in: 2014
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/070) : first found in summer 2014 on Bougainvillea glabra and Citharexylum quadrangularis in several locations of Sousse governorate (Akouda, Sousse and Port Kantaoui).
* Ben Halima-Kamel M, Germain JF, Mdellel F (2015) First records of two mealybugs, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) and Phenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willink, in Tunisia and the North of Africa. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 45(1), 139–143.