Wu, S.A., & Zhang, R.Z. 2009 A new invasive pest, Phenacoccus so1enopsis threatening seriously to cotton production.. Chinese Bulletin of Entomology 46(1): 159-162.

Notes: A serious pest insect infesting Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. was found in August, 2008 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. It was founded in many sites in Guangzhou on hibiscus trees on December 16, 2008. It was identified to a new invasive species, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley to China. The insect is an important invasive pest and seriously damaging cotton in India and Pakistan. It could be a potential disaster to world cotton including China. The paper presents its morphological identification characters, hosts, distribution, damage as well as some quarantine and control suggestions to prevent its outbreak in China.