EPPO Global Database

Phenacoccus solenopsis(PHENSO)

Distribution details in Australia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2010
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: only in some areas (2010)
From CABI Pest map 761 (2012): Present, restricted distribution
* Charleston K, Murray D (2010. Exotic mealybug species – a major new pest in cotton. Queensland Government. The Beat sheet. http://thebeatsheet.com.au/mealybugs/exotic-mealybug-species-a-major-new-pest-in-cotton/

* Fand BB, Suroshe SS (2015) The invasive mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley, a threat to tropical and subtropical agricultural and horticultural production systems - A review. Crop Protection 69, 34-43.

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Australia. Solenopsis mealybug in parts of central and northern Queensland (2010-03-18). https://www.ippc.int/index.php

* Muniappan R (2011) Recent invasive hemipterans and their biological control in Asia. Paper presented at the 5th Meeting of the Asian Cotton Research & Development Network (Lahore, PK, 2011-02-23/25). http://www.icac.org/tis/regional_networks/asian_network/meeting_5/documents/papers/PapMuniappanR.pdf