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Identity of the African coffee root mealybug, with descriptions of two new species of Planococcus (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae)

by Watson, G.W; Cox, J.M.
Publisher: Mar 1990Subject(s): COFFEA ARABICA | PLANOCOCCUS FUNGICOLA | PLANOCOCCUS LILACINUS | PLANOCOCCUS RADICUM | PSEUDOCOCCIDAE | COCCOIDEA | TAXONOMIA | CICLO VITAL | DISTRIBUCION NATURAL | HOSPEDEROS | AFRICA | COFFEA ARABICA | PSEUDOCOCCIDAE | COCCOIDEA | TAXONOMY | LIFE CYCLE | NATURAL DISTRIBUTION | AFRICA | COFFEA ARABICA | PSEUDOCOCCIDAE | COCCOIDEA | TAXONOMIE | CYCLE DE DEVELOPPEMENT | DISTRIBUTION NATURELLE | AFRIQUE In: Bulletin of Entomological Research (RU) v. 80(1) p. 99-105Summary: Two new species of mealybug found on coffee root are described from Africa. Planococcus fungicola sp. n. from Kenya is the species that has been known in Africa as the coffee root mealybug. This mealybug is almost always associated with the fungus, Diacanthodes novoguineensis (Hennings) Fidalgo. Planococcus radicum sp. n. is from Nigeria and Tanzania. Dactylopius coffeae Newstead is synonymized with Planococcus lilacinus (Cockerell) syn. n
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Two new species of mealybug found on coffee root are described from Africa. Planococcus fungicola sp. n. from Kenya is the species that has been known in Africa as the coffee root mealybug. This mealybug is almost always associated with the fungus, Diacanthodes novoguineensis (Hennings) Fidalgo. Planococcus radicum sp. n. is from Nigeria and Tanzania. Dactylopius coffeae Newstead is synonymized with Planococcus lilacinus (Cockerell) syn. n

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