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EENY-029: Pink Hibiscus Mealybug,Maconellicoccus hirsutus(Green)

Figure 8. Predatory ladybugs, such as Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, may provide some suppression of high pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green), pest populations, but are not expected to provide adequate control of lower populations because the beetles require large numbers of mealybugs to survive.

Credit: Lance Osborne, University of Florida