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Cassava mealybug (329) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Cassava mealybug

Scientific Name

Phenacoccus manihoti

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Herren HR, Neuenschwander P (1991) Biological control of cassava pests in Africa. Annual Review of Entomology 36:257-283; and CABI (2017) Phenacoccus manihoti (cassava mealybug) Crop Protection Compendium. (; and from Cassava mealybug (Phenococcus manihoti) Plantwise Knowledge Bank. ( Photos 1-5 Kris Wyckhuys (CIAT) and Phanuwat Moonjuntha (Thai DoA). Photos 6&7 Georg Goergen, IITA-Benin.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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