Cermeli, M., Morales Valles, P., Godoy, F., Romero, R., & Cardenas, O. 2002 Presencia de la cochinilla rosada de la cayena Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) en Venezuela. [Presence of the hibiscus pink mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Venezuela.]. Entomotropica 17(1): 103-105.

Notes: The presence of the hibiscus pink mealybug M. hirsutus is reported in Venezuela. Its spread from the Island of Margarita to the rest of the country is discussed. Host plants and the damage caused by the pink mealybug are recorded and measures adopted to control the pest are presented.