Insect Pests of Bananas and Plantains in India
Pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus
The pink hibiscus mealybug, a highly polyphagous pest, is commonly found infesting banana fruits in South India.
Banana fruits are infested by a variety of mealybugs, including Maconellicoccus hirsutus, which is polyphagous on several hosts.
Maconellicoccus hirsutus on banana fruit
Maconellicoccus on banana fruit
Jack Beardsley Mealybug, Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi
Tailed mealybug, Ferrisia virgata