Watson, G.W., & Mifsud, D.E. 2017 Invasive mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) and the threats they present to Mediterranean countries. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta 9: 34-35


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  • Notes: The recent increase in mealybug introductions probably reflects ever-faster transport in globalized trade, the free movement of goods within the European Union and the weakness of plant quarantine screening by national plant protection organizations. Significant recent mealybug introductions to countries around the Mediterranean are included.