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Cotton mealybug (373) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Cotton mealybug, Solenopsis mealybug

Scientific Name

Phenacoccus solenopsis. It is possible that different biotypes exist in the Americas compared to Asia.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
Information from CABI Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug) (2018) Crop Protection Compendium. (; and Scalenet. Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley 1898 (Pseudococcidae: Phenacoccus. (; and from Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley. Plant Pests of the Middle East. ( Photo 6 Buamas C (2010) Solenopsis mealybug (Phenacoccus solenopsis): PaDIL - (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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