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Notes: This paper focuses on the key morphological characters that can be used for the proper identification of the pink hibiscus mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus). Information about the insect's primary economic hosts, signs of damage, taxonomy and geographical distribution is provided. A key of slide-mounted specimens of common scales confused with pink hibiscus mealybug in Florida, USA is also given.