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1 January 2008 First Report of the Papaya Mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), in Indonesia and India
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The papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), is recorded from the Oriental Region for the first time, where it was found in Indonesia (Java) and India (Tamil Nadu) in 2008. Papaya mealybug is a polyphagous pest that damages many tropical crops. A native of Central America, it spread to the Caribbean region and South America in the 1990s; since then it has been accidentally introduced to some islands in the Pacific region. The distribution, host range and characteristics of the mealybug are summarized.

R. Muniappan, B. M. Shepard, G. W. Watson, G. R. Carner, D. Sartiami, A. Rauf, and M. D. Hammig "First Report of the Papaya Mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), in Indonesia and India," Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 25(1), 37-40, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.3954/1523-5475-25.1.37
Accepted: 1 December 2008; Published: 1 January 2008
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