Abdul Rassoul, M.S. 2015 Host Plants of the Mealybug Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead, 1894) (Homoptera, Pseudococcidae) in Iraq with Detection of New Hosts. Advances in Bioresearch 6(2): 23-26


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  • Notes: A record of 69 host plants of Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead, 1894) belonging to 36 plant families, comprising 23 fruit trees, 6 vegetable crops , 2 field crops,2 oil crop, 31 trees and ornamentals and 6 weeds. Among these host plants. Psidium sp., Cestrum nocturnum , Gardenia jasminoides , Pilea serpyllacea , Tamarix sp., Alhagi maurorum are newly recorded for this pest in Iraq, but the main host plants like Citrus spp., Morus alba and Ziziphus spina-christ i have never changed since the first outbreak noticed by the author in the early 1970.

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