EPPO Global Database

Ripersiella hibisci(RHIOHI)

Distribution details in Puerto Rico

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2002: Present, no details
The record from Puerto Rico is based on an interception made in Florida (Ben-Dov, 1994). Therefore, this record needs further confirmation.
* Ben-Dov, Y. (1994) A systematic catalogue of the mealybugs of the world (Insecta: Homoptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae and Putoidae) with data on geographical distribution, host plants, biology and economic importance. Intercept Limited, Andover, UK, 686 pp.

* Howard FW, Giblin-Davis R, Moore D, Abad, R (2001) Insects on palms. CABI, Wallingford (GB), 400 pp.