Liu, W.M., Xie, Y.P., Yang, Q., Xie, J.L., & Tian, F. 2014 New Research on Matsucoccus matsumurae (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Matsucoccidae) in China. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica Suppl. 6: 95-102


  • biological control
  • control
  • dispersal
  • distribution
  • life cycle
  • morphology
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: In this article, we review the invasion and dispersal of Matsucoccus matsumurae in China, discuss its occurrence and control, and outline new results from our research on this pest, including comparing its life cycle in two different climatic regions, Fushun in Liaoning province, northeast China, and Jinhua in Zhejiang province, southeast China. We also studied: the genetic differences between three geographic populations, studied the natural enemies and their application for biological control, and considered the effect of pathogenic fungi infecting M. matsumurae and their potential in biological control.