Akintola, A.J., & Ande, A.T. 2008 First Record of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on Hibiscus rosa-sinensis in Nigeria. . Agricultural Journal (Medwell Journals, Pakistan) 3(1): 1-3.

Notes: A survey of mealybugs found in the southern guinea savanna of Nigeria was conducted and P. solenopsis was found on Hibiscus rosa-sinensis plant where the adult aggregated on the stem of the plant. Specimen of this was sent to Systematic Entomology Laboratory in the U.S and was identified by Douglas Miller. The adult recovered were females and the mouth part is the opisthorhynchous type with a long straight aseptate stylet. The organism was host specific and stationary. The tip of the abdomen was protruded with long setae. Various body appendages were measured and the life cycle studies conducted. Comparison between this mealybug and other related species was done and documented for the first time in Nigeria.