Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Planococcus citri

Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813)

citrus mealybug

on living plants

Planococcus citri

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parasite

Scales on the leaves and branches.

host plants

polyphagous

Abutilon pictum; Acacia; Acalypha; Aeonium tabuliforme; Ageratina adenophora; Alcea rosea; Ananas comosus; Annona; Anthurium andraeanum; Aralia; Cereus; Citrus aurantium, limon; Clerodendrum; Codiaeum variegatum; Coffea arabica; Convolvulus fruticosus; Crassula portulacea; Crepis; Cucurbita; Cynodon dactylon; Dieffenbachia; Dombeya wallichii; Dracaena; Erica arborea, scoparia; Erythrina crista-galli, variegata; Ficus benjamina, carica; Fragaria vesca; Geranium; Hibiscus rosa-sinensis; Hoya carnosa; Hypericum “abbiannum”; Ipomoea batatas; Kalanchoe; Laurus nobilis; Mangifera indica; Morus; Musa acuminata; Myoporum; Myrtus communis; Nerium oleander; Parietaria; Passiflora caerulea; Pelargonium; Persea americana; “Phaseolus caracalla”; Polygonum aviculare; Prunus lusitanica; Psidium guajava; Pyrostegia venusta; Pyrus communis; Rhododendron; Rosmarinus officinalis; Saintpaulia ionantha; Schefflera arboricola; Sedum; Solanum tuberosum; Sorbus aucuparia; Spartium junceum; Tecoma stans; Umbilicus rupestris; Urtica; Vitis vinifera.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

synonyms

Phenacoccus citri.

predators

Dicrodiplosis pseudococci.

references

Carnero Hernandez & Perez Guerra (1986a), Gertsson (2016a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1957a), Hellrigl (2004a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Łagowska, Golan, Kot ao (2015a), Malumphy (2010a). Malumphy & Kahrer (2011a), Masten Milek, Šimala, Pintar & Markotić (2017a), Mazzeo, Suma & Russo (0000a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a), Şi̇şman & Ülgentürk (2010a), Seljak (2010a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 323), Szita, Fetykó, Konczné Benedicty, ao (2017a).

Last modified 27.x.2021