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Phenacoccus manihoti (cassava mealybug)

Wikipedia Abstract

Phenacoccus manihoti is a scale insect species. In the early 1970s, P. manihoti was accidentally introduced to Africa. Within 15 years of its discovery, it had invaded most of West and Central Africa and was spreading to the East. It soon became an important pest, and methods to control it became a topic of interest.
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Prey / Diet

Boerhavia diffusa (red spiderling)[1]
Glycine max (soybean)[1]
Manihot esculenta (cassava)[1]
Sida acuta (common wireweed)[1]
Talinum fruticosum (Verdolaga-Francesa)[1]


External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0