Koo, H., Kim, S.B., Lee, J.S., Kang, W.J., Cho, W.S., Kyung, Y.J., Seo, J.-W., Kim, H.K., Kim, G.-H., & Cho, S. 2017 Pseudococcus orchidicola (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), a newly found mealybug pest, confused with P. longispinus in Korea. Entomological Research 47(3): 185-193


  • biology
  • distribution
  • host
  • illustration
  • molecular data
  • morphology
  • Notes: Pseudococcus longispinus, a notorious cosmopolitan pest species of mealybugs, known to be distributed indoors in Korea since 2002, is found to be mixed with another species, . Morphological, molecular and some biological notes on P. orchidicola are provided with some adult and nymphal images, and compared with P. longispinus. A full discussion mainly on identity and distribution of P. orchidicola is given.