Passionvine Mealybug, Planococcus minor (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)
Adult female passionvine mealybug, Planococcus minor (Maskell) on potato sprout.



How to Cite

Francis, Antonio W., Moses T. K. Kairo, and Amy L. Roda. 2012. “Passionvine Mealybug, Planococcus Minor (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): ENY-920/IN920, 2/2012”. EDIS 2012 (2). Gainesville, FL.


The passionvine mealybug was discovered in the continental U.S. for the first time in southern Florida a little over a year ago. USDA, APHIS lists it as a high priority threat. Given its polyphagous nature, this pest should be given careful attention in a new area such as Florida, which has an important agricultural sector and amenable climate. This 6-page fact sheet was written by Antonio W. Francis, Moses T. K. Kairo, and Amy L. Roda, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, February 2012.


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