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Pollinia pollini (Costa, 1857) (Hemiptera, Asterolecaniidae) infesting olive trees: a first record in Tunisia.

Haouas, D. ; Mdellel, L. ; Mraihi, I. ; Hafsi, C. ; Balmès, V.

Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 2020 Vol 50 No. 1 pp. 201-202;

Abstract

During January 2019, mealybugs were observed on branches of olive trees (Olea europaea, L.) for the first time at Nebeur and Charket Saboune (Governorate-Kef, Tunisia). Samples were collected and brought to the laboratory for identification. The mealybug species was identified based on its morphological characteristics as Pollinia pollini (Costa, 1857) (Hemiptera, Asterolecanidae). This is the first report of this species in Tunisia.