Tanga, C.M., Ekesi, S., Govender, P., & Mohamed, S.A. 2016 Host–plant relationships and natural enemies of the invasive mealybug, Rastrococcus iceryoides Green in Kenya and Tanzania. Journal of Applied Entomology 140: 655-668


  • distribution
  • host
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: The invasive mango mealybug, Rastrococcus iceryoides Green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), believed to be native to southern Asia has rapidly invaded Kenya and Tanzania. A survey was carried out from February 2008 to July 2009 to study its geographical distribution, host–plant relationships and associated parasitoids in both countries. Rastrococcus iceryoides was recorded from 29 cultivated and wild host plants from 16 families. Twenty-one of these host plants are new records.