Exotic Pest Reporting
Joel E. Miles, Office of Environmental Response and Coordination, Bugwood.org
Passionvine mealybug (Planococcus minor) is an insect pest. It was first detected in Hawaii in 2009.
Planococcus minor is a significant pest of more than 250 host plants in the Afrotropical, Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical, and Oriental regions. Banana, citrus, cocoa, coffee, corn, grape, mango, potato and soybean are among the more notable agricultural crops that may be affected by this pest.