The cotton mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) as a new insect pest on tomato plants in Egypt
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Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, 7 Nadi El-Seid St., Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Pests and Plant Protection Department, National Research Centre, 33 El-Bohouth St., Dokki, Giza 12622, Egypt
Submission date: 2014-09-10
Acceptance date: 2015-02-04
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2015;55(1):48–51
Recently, the mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) was recorded as a new pest on tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) growing in Egypt. The mealybugs specimens were collected from tomato plants in the Qalyoubia governorate during summer season of 2014. The mealybug was identified as P. solenopsis based on the morphological characters and taxonomic key of this species. This study represents the first record of P. solenopsis as a new insect pest attacking tomato plants in Egypt
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