Maconellicoccus hirstutus Green,

Hodgson, Chris J. & Łagowska, Bozena, 2011, New scale insect (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) records from Fiji: three new species, records of several new invasive species and an updated checklist of Coccoidea, Zootaxa 2766, pp. 1-29: 8

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.205749

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A487E9-FFBE-FFF4-E2CE-2E18794A4A5E

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Plazi

scientific name

Maconellicoccus hirstutus Green
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Maconellicoccus hirstutus Green 

M. hirsutus  was collected twice during the recent survey, once on Hibiscus  on Viti Levu (on which it was common and causing leaf curl) (Suva, Thurston Gardens, 11.vii. 2009) and once on pineapple on Taveuni (Vinuvasa Estate, 22.vii. 2009). Williams and Watson (1988 b) indicate that it is widespread throughout southern Asia, Australia and Africa. It is polyphagous and has spread to many geographic areas in recent years. It is a potential invasive pest of several crops, particularly pineapple.