Citrus Mealybug Planococcus citri (Risso) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) Academic Article uri icon


  • The citrus mealybug is a common pest of citrus primarily in greenhouses, and of several ornamental plants in Florida. It has been recognized as a difficult to control pest in Europe since 1813, where it is called the greenhouse mealybug and in the United States since 1879. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Harsimran Kaur Gill, Gaurav Goyal, and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, September 2012. Revised April 2013, April 2016, and February 2019.

published proceedings

  • EDIS

author list (cited authors)

  • Gill, H. K., Goyal, G., & Gillett-Kaufman, J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Gill, Harsimran Kaur||Goyal, Gaurav||Gillett-Kaufman, Jennifer

publication date

  • January 2012

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