Muniappan, R., Shepard, B.M., Watson, G.W., Carner, G.R., Rauf, A., Sartiami, D., Hidayat, P, Afun, J.V.K., Goergen, G., & Ziaur Rahman, A.K.M. 2011 New Records of Invasive Insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) in Southeast Asia and West Africa. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 26(4): (2009) 167-174


  • biological control
  • distribution
  • Notes: Several sap-sucking insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) neotropical origin have been accidentally introduced to Southeast Asia and West Africa in recent years, including the mealybugs Paracoccus marginatus Williams & Granara de Willink, Phenacoccus madeirensis Green, Phenacoccus manihoti Matile-Ferrero, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley, Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi Gimpel & Miller, and the whitefly Aleurodicus dugesii Cockerell (Aleyrodidae). This paper documents new distribution records of introduced mealybugs and some other sap-sucking hemipteran insects (Coccidae and Diaspididae) in these regions and discusses progress in the biological control of some of these pests.