Miller, D.R., & Miller, G.L. 2002 Redescription of Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae), including descriptions of the immature stages and adult male.. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 104(1): 1-23.
Notes: Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink, commonly known as the papaya mealybug was first discovered in the Caribbean in 1994 and was collected in Florida in 1998. To facilitate implementation of control measures we have prepared descriptions, illustrations, and keys for all stages of this species including first instar, second-instar male and female, third-instar male (prepupa) and female, fourth-instar male (pupa) and female (adult), and fifth-instar male (adult). Comparisons are given between P. marginatus and other species of Paracoccus as well as other commonly encountered mealybug species in Florida and the Caribbean.Download PDF