E3S Web of Conf.
Volume 373, 2023ISEPROLOCAL 2022 - The 3rd International Seminar on Promoting Local Resources for Sustainable Agriculture and Development
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Plant Protection and Pest Management|
|Published online||14 March 2023|
Mealybugs complex of citrus in Bengkulu Province
University of Bengkulu, Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Bengkulu, Indonesia
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Mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) attacks many citrus plants over the world. This study reveals mealybug species attack on citrus grown at three different altitude levels: lowlands (<400 m above sea level (asl)), moderate lands (400-800 m asl), and highlands (>800 m asl) in Bengkulu Province. The results record nine species of mealybugs namely Dysmicoccus arachidis Williams, Dysmicoccus lepelleyi (Betrem), Ferrisia dasylirii (Cockerell), Ferrisia virgate (Cockerell), Paracoccus tripurae Williams, Pseudococcus comstocki (Kuwana), Pseudococcus cryptus Hempel, Planococcus dischidiae (Takahashi) and Rastrococcus chinensis Ferris. The species of R. chinensis is only found in the lowlands. Furthermore, P. comstocki is only found in the moderate lands and P. discidiae is only found in the highlands. D. arachidis, F. dasylirii, and R. chinensis are new insects pest on citrus. The key of those species is also included.
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