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First record and host plants of Solenopsis Mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley, 1898 (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from Iraq

M.S. Abdul-Rassoul, I.M. Al-Malo, F.B. Hermiz

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.7(2), 216-222, August 2015

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The solenopsis mealybug, Phenacocus solenopsis (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) recorded as a new insect pest on ornamental plant Lantana camara (Verbeneceae) as well as other host plants for the first time in Iraq. Those insects observed initially during August 2014 up to July 2015 in residential gardens on the outskirts of Baghdad city, suburbs of Al-Ghadir and Al- Karrada Al-Sharqiya.

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