González, R.H. 2011 . Pseudocóccidos de importancia Frutícola en Chile (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) Extension Department of the Faculty of Cs. Agronomic U. of Chile (Serial Publications in Agricultura Santiago 186

Notes: Chile, as the major fresh fruit exporting country from the Southern Hemisphere must comply with phytosanitary and mandatory quarantine restrictions requested by import markets, since mealybugs are currently found during inspection activities. This book is aimed at reviewing the taxonomy, biology and mealybug behavior and management of all species associated with fruit exports. With the exception of the obscure mealybug, Pseudococcus viburni (Singoret) and the vine mealybug, Planococcus ficus (Singoret), most of the species herein reviewed are considered to be of reduced physiological importance to the crop; however, due to difficulties in their taxonomic assessment and of control methods, the whole group becomes of significant economic importance. Two unknown species of Pseudococcus commonly found in fruit trees and berries are described as new. One of them P. rubigena commonly misidentified with P. viburni is characterized by its dark reddish ostiolar secretion and it has been found in assorted fruit trees and vine grapes. The second new species, P. cribata, clearly distinct from known P. maritimus complex species is characterized by the absence of filaments pairs 8 and 10, its orange-coloured ostiolar secretion, extremely long caudal filaments and paired dorsal depressions behind the mesothorax.