Stocks, I.C. 2012 Tuttle Mealybug, Brevennia rehi (Pseudococcidae), A Potential Pest of Turf Grasses. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry 421:1-3

Notes: Many grass species are grown as lawns or used in golf courses and other recreational settings in Florida. Turf grasses in Florida are especially susceptible to numerous species of pest insects, and annually millions of dollars are spent to prevent or eliminate infestations. The Tuttle mealybug, Brevennia rehi (Lindinger), is a pest of many grass species and occurs nearly worldwide, especially where rice and sugarcane are grown. Tuttle mealybug has been collected only rarely in Florida, and primarily from southern Florida. Recently, it was collected in Orange County in 2011 and 2012 in association with damage to zoysia grass (Zoysia sp.).

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