Fallahzadeh, M., Abdimaleki, R., & Saghaei, N. 2014 Host Plants of the Newly Invasive Mealybug Species, Phenacoccus solenopsis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), in Hormozgan Province, Southern Iran. Entomofauna 35(9): 169-176

Notes: The present study was conducted to determine the host plant range of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley 1898 (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), in Hormozgan province southern Iran during years 2010-2012. A total of 43 plant species belonging to 20 plant families including field crops, vegetables, ornamentals, weeds, bushes and trees were collected and identified. Among them, 9 species were represented new host plant records. Most P. solenopsis hosts belonging to families Solanaceae, Malvaceae and Cucurbitaceae, accounting for 48 % of the reported host plants.