EPPO Global Database

Phenacoccus solenopsis(PHENSO)

Distribution details in Sri Lanka

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2008
From CABI Pest map 761 (2012): Present, few occurrences
* 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.

* Prishanthini M, Vinobaba M (2009) First record of new exotic mealybug species, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), its host range and abundance in the Eastern Sri Lanka. Journal of Science 6(1),88-100.
------- First found on Hibiscus rosa-sinensis during a survey conducted from May to December 2008.