The papaya mealybug, a serious invasive pest affecting horticultural crops,was first reported in Kenya in 2016 at Kwale, Mombasa, and Kilifi Counties of the coastal region. A study was conducted to establish its identification, distribution and host ranges at the coastal region. This is the first report of P. marginatus distribution and crops attacked in Kenya.
Macharia, I., Kimani, E., Koome, F., Kosiom, T., Heya, H., Otipa. M. and Oronje, ML. (2017) First Report and Distribution of the Papaya Mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus, in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 33(1), 142–150.
First report and distribution of the papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus, in Kenya
Published 1 December 2017