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Jeffrey W. Lotz, FDACS
Hibiscus (Pink) mealybug
Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Hibiscus (Pink) mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus) is an insect pest of plants, trees and shrubs. It is a native of India and was first detected in Hawaii in 1983.

An infestation was eradicated from Florida. Encyrtid wasps are a natural predator used in biocontrol.

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