Phenacoccus parvus Morrison, a possible injurious mealybug recorded for the first time from Florida (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae)

  • Phenacoccus parvus Morrison is recorded from Florida for the first time. Specimens were collected at Miami on Cestrum diurnum (Solanaceae),l-IX-1883 by J. Frankel, and on an unidentified plant of the family Apiaciae (Umbelliferae), 4-XI-1983, by D. Barger. These records are also the first for the continental US. Phenacoccus parvus material from Hawaii on Sida fallax has been examined. This mealybug was described from the Galapagos Islands. Williams and Cox (1984) synonymized the name P. surinamensis with P. parvus. This species has been recorded from the West Indies, Central America, and South America on many hosts (Williams and Granara de Willink 1992). It has been recorded recently from Africa, the tropical South Pacific area, Australia, and southern Asia. The distribution was mapped, with references, by CAB International Institute of Entomology (1990).

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Author:Douglas J. Williams, Avas B. Hamon
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/28
Year of first Publication:1994
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/28
Page Number:1
First Page:16
Last Page:16
Source:Gainesville, Fla. : Flora & Fauna Publ. - Insecta Mundi 08:1-2, S. 16
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Insecta Mundi / Insecta Mundi, Volume 8 (1994)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht