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Jeffrey W. Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,

Hibiscus (Pink) mealybug

Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Hibiscus (Pink) mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus) is an insect pest of plants, trees and shrubs. It is a native of India and was first detected in Hawaii in 1983.

An infestation was eradicated from Florida. Encyrtid wasps are a natural predator used in biocontrol.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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