Papaya,and other crops also affected such as avocado, egg plant, tomato, cassava, aglaonema, palmae, adenium, hibiscus.
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
Present: only in some areas
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
Present: not widely distributed and under official control
District Bogor, west java Provice of Indonesia
papaya mealy bug cause serious damage on papaya during dry season. this pest never known before Februari 2008, the most possibly this pest was introduced into indonesia through the importation of ornamental plants.
serious damage on papaya in dry season, limited distribution only in Bogor, West Java Province. status of pest is under official control.