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First report of Nipaecoccus viridis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) associated with citrus production in the United States.

Diepenbrock, L. M. ; Ahmed, M. Z.

Journal of Integrated Pest Management 2020 Vol 11 No. 7 ;


Nipeacoccus viridis (Newstead), is an invasive, polyphagous mealybug pest recently found causing damage in citrus production fields in several counties in Florida, United States. In this short communication, we document the finding of this pest, its associated damage in citrus groves, and provide basic diagnostic and scouting information. Nipaecoccus viridis is a pest of concern, necessitating the quick development of management tools.