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New Pseudococcidae species on Cupressus macrocarpa in Tunisia: first report of Planococcus vovae.

Kamel, M. B. H. ; Mdellel, L. ; Zouari, S. ; Germain, J. F.

Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 2019 Vol 49 No. 2 pp. 338-339;


In May 2017 and 2018, Planococcus vovae (Nasonov) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) was collected in Hammam Sousse (Tunisia) on the ornamental plant Cupressus macrocarpa (Cupressaceae). The infestation was observed on needles which showed symptoms of desiccation and chlorosis. This is the first record of P. vovae in Tunisia and in North Africa.