Culik, M.P., dos Santos Martins, D., Zanuncio Jr., J.S., Fornazier, M.J., Ventura, J.A., Peronti, A.L.B.G., & Zanuncio, J.C. 2013 The Invasive Hibiscus Mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) and its Recent Range Expansion in Brazil. Florida Entomologist 96(2):638-640

Notes: In South America the invasive hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green, 1908) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) has been restricted to Caribbean South America until recently but in 2010 it was detected in Northern Brazil in Roraima, and this is the first report of this insect in a second Brazilian State, EspĂ­rito Santo.

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