NEEM PLANT, AZADIRICHTA INDICA (MELIACEAE) AS AN ALTERNATE HOST FOR THE PINK MEALYBUG, MACONELLICOCCUS HIRSUTUS (GREEN, 1908) (HEMIPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE)

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S. ONKARA NAIK
M. JAYASHANKAR
A.K. CHAKRAVARTHY

Abstract

The pink hibiscus mealybug (PHM), Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green, 1908) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a serious, polyphagous pest of many agricultural and ornamental plants in tropical and subtropical regions. While the primary host of M. hirsutus is the ornamental Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, the mealybug will also feed on and inhabit a wide range of predominantly woody plants, including ornamentals (http://www.eppo.org/QUARANTINE/ insects/Maconellicoccus hirsutus/DS Maconellicoccus hirsutus.pdf).

Keywords:
Azadirichta indica, alternate host Maconellicoccus hirsutus

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NAIK, S., JAYASHANKAR, M., & CHAKRAVARTHY, A. (2014). NEEM PLANT, AZADIRICHTA INDICA (MELIACEAE) AS AN ALTERNATE HOST FOR THE PINK MEALYBUG, MACONELLICOCCUS HIRSUTUS (GREEN, 1908) (HEMIPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE). UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 34(2), 151-152. Retrieved from http://www.mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/499
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