EPPO Global Database

Phenacoccus solenopsis(PHENSO)

Distribution details in India

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2005
From CABI Pest map 761 (2012): Present, no details
Comments
According to Prasad et al. (2012), it was first noticed in 2005 in Gujarat and subsequent damage was reported in 2007 in Haryana. The pest has rapidly spread on Bt-cotton throughout India.
References
* Bambawale OM (2008) Phenacoccus solenopsis, the main mealybug species on cotton in India does not appear to be “invasive”. National Center for Integrated Pest Management, New Delhi, 1 p.

* 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.

* Kaur H, Virk JS (2012) Feeding potential of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri against the mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis. Phytoparasitica 40(2), 131-136.

* Maruthadurai R, Singh NP (2015) First report of invasive mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley infesting cashew from Goa, India. Phytoparasitica 43(1), 121-124.
------- On Anacardium occidentale (cashew) in Goa.

* 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

* Prasad YG, Prabhakar M, Sreedevi G, Ramachandra Rao G, Venkateswarlu B (2012) Effect of temperature on development, survival and reproduction of the mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on cotton. Crop Protection 39, 81-88.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Bangladesh Present, no details view...
China Jiangxi Present, no details view...
China Hainan Present, no details view...
China Guangxi Present, no details view...
China Guangdong Present, no details view...
China Anhui Present, no details view...
China Shanghai Present, no details view...
China Xinjiang Present, no details view...
China Zhejiang Present, no details view...
China Hunan Present, no details view...
China Yunnan Present, no details view...
China Fujian Present, no details view...
China Xianggang (Hong Kong) Present, few occurrences view...
China Sichuan Present, no details view...
China Present, restricted distribution view...
Pakistan Present, no details view...