El Aalaoui, M., & Sbaghi, M. 2021 First record of the mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) and its seven parasitoids and five predators in Morocco. OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 2021:1–6.


  • distribution
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: This scale insect was first detected in Morocco in 2020 during sampling in a cactus crop in the Benni Mellal region (32° 20′ N, 6° 21′ W) and has also been found on many other non-cultivated host plants.