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Notes: Characteristics for the identification of Maconellicoccus hirsutus, a polyphagous pest, are described. The life cycle, reproductive capacity, geographical distribution and the activity of the insect on Hibiscus spp. are outlined. Economic importance and preventative and control measures are discussed.