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Susceptibility of avocado varieties to the long-tailed mealybug,Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni Tozzetti) (Homoptera: pseudococcidae), and a survey of its host plants in Israel

  • M. Wysoki
  • Y. Izhar
  • E. Swirski
  • E. Gurevitz
  • S. Greenberg


The common avocado varieties grown in Israel can be graded in descending order of susceptibility to the long-tailed mealybug,Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni Tozzetti), as follows: Hass, Nabal, Fuerte, Ettinger. The long-tailed mealybug was recorded in Israel on 36 host-plants belonging to 29 different botanical families.

Key words

Pseudococcus longispinus avocado susceptibility host plants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Wysoki
    • 1
  • Y. Izhar
    • 2
  • E. Swirski
    • 1
  • E. Gurevitz
    • 1
  • S. Greenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Div. of EntomologyARO, The Volcani CenterBet Dagan
  2. 2.Ministry of AgricultureExtension Service’Akko

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