CAB International, Rastrococcus invadens (fruit tree mealybug) Datasheet. CAB International Invasive Species Compendium 2021


  • distribution
  • economic importance
  • host
  • natural enemies
  • taxonomy
  • Notes: R. invadens spread very rapidly throughout West Africa after being originally reported from Benin/Ghana. A wide range of indigenous natural enemies were recorded from it, but had very little effect on its populations, which occurred on a wide range of host plants, whereas it is found on a very restricted range of hosts in its area of origin.