Check List 11(4): e19293, doi: 10.15560/11.4.1694
The Coffee Red Mealybug, Nipaecoccus coffeae (Hempel) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), an uncommon mealybug attacking coffee plants in Brazil
expand article infoErnesto J. Prado, Lenira V.C. Santa-Cecília§, Paulo R. Reis§, Eduardo Mosca|
‡ Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuaria de Minas Gerais, EPAMIG, Brazil§ Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais, EPAMIG, Brazil| Private Consultant, Brazil
Open Access
The Coffee Red Mealybug, Nipaecoccus coffeae (Hempel, 1919), was rediscovered in coffee crops in Brazil. Some brief recognition characters are provided to separate this mealybug from other species of the genus present in Brazil. It appears to be a rather uncommon parasite of coffee plants and is considered a secondary pest. This species is recorded for the first time in the State of Minas Gerais widening its distribution area. A predaceous hoverfly larva, Ocyptamus stenogaster (Williston, 1888), was also found predating eggs.
Insecta; Coccoidea; Coffea arabica; Baccha sp.; predator.