EPPO Global Database

Phenacoccus solenopsis(PHENSO)

Distribution details in Israel

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2008
First found in the Jordan Valley in 2008 in Ocimum basilicum and Capsicum annuum. It has spread to almost every region of Israel and occurs on ornamentals, glasshouse vegetables, and cotton fields.
* Spodek M, Ben-Dov Y, Mondaca L, Protasov A, Erel E, Mendel Z (2018) The cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Israel: pest status, host plants and natural enemies. Phytoparasitica 46, 45-55.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Egypt Present, no details view...