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Pink hibiscus mealybug found in Texas

PORT ARANSAS – The pink hibiscus mealybug – which may be of concern to Texas citrus and ornamental industries – has been found near Port Aransas, Texas. “This mealybug is a potentially serious pest of many ornamental and agricultural crops,” said Dr. Carlos Bogran of College Station, Texas Cooperative Extension entomologist. First discovered in the U.S. in Florida in 2002, the pink hibiscus mealybug has also been found in California and Louisiana. It feeds by sucking plant sap from more than 300 species in 74 plant families, Bogran… Read More →