Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Mexican Flag Detection of the pink hibiscus mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green) in Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico
Date posted: 10/17/2008
Contact: Not available

On July 2008, an outbreak of Maconellicoccus hirsutus was detected on parota and hibiscus plants, soursop, plum, nance, mango and lime trees from the urban area of the Municipality of Acapulco de Juarez, Gro. Monitoring actions took place through direct sampling and pheromone trapping to delimit the pest presence; also, cultural, chemical and biological control measures were established through the release of the predator Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and the parasitoid Anagyrus kamali. Training and outreach activities were also provided to control and confirm the pest.

Nurseries and farming areas are also being monitored and there have not been detections of the pink hibiscus mealybug.