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(Animals) any plant-eating homopterous insect of the genus Pseudococcus and related genera, coated with a powdery waxy secretion: some species are pests of citrus fruits and greenhouse plants: family Pseudococcidae
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Noun1.mealy bug - scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretionmealy bug - scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees
coccid insect - scale insects and mealybugs
family Pseudococcidae, Pseudococcidae - scalelike insects: mealybugs
Comstock mealybug, Comstock's mealybug, Pseudococcus comstocki - Asiatic insect introduced accidentally into United States; pest on citrus and apple trees
citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri - feeds on a wide variety of cultivated plants but especially destructive to citrus
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Australia has amended its import conditions to enable the export of fresh Pakistani mangoes to Australia after they have been irradiated for fruit flies and mealy bugs," Faizan Haq a spokesman for Australian High commission in Islamabad said.
Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), 2 g every 2 days; (3) 15 mL of honey solutions every 2 days; (4) low-density mealy bugs (60); and (5) high-density mealybugs (400).
Collier, who lives in East Wenatchee, owns a 6-acre pear orchard in the 2700 block of Malaga/Alcoa Highway, which, according to inspectors and enforcement agents of the Chelan-Douglas County Horticultural Pest and Disease Board, has been infested with codling moth, pear psylla, fire blight and grape mealy bugs since 2012.
These are best got rid of by using a solution of Citrole and Pyrinex in 5 litres of water and you can use the same solution for mealy bugs, or 12cc Mospilan 20 SP in 10 litres of water, where mealy bugs and other nasties have become resistant to the other formula.
After pruning, apply a dormant oil spray if scale, mealy bugs, whiteflies, or mites have overwintered on your plants.
Mealy bugs, slugs, white flies, red spider mites, shore flies, scale insects and other pests, most thankfully not as prolific as the aphids, all join together in a feeding frenzy.
Admittedly we didn't have to feast on kangaroo's testicles or mealy bugs and usually had a comfortable hotel to go back to in the evenings, but there were times when I thought to myself 'what the heck am I doing.
It protects many fruit and vegetable crops against sucking insects like aphids, scales, mealy bugs, woolly aphids, whiteflies and certain thrips species.
But his answer for mealy bugs, white, furry, tiny sucking insects infesting the branches of many shrubs was a home-made nicotine-based spray which he concocted from infusing 30 cigarette butts in 4.
It was learnt that Bollgard technology is completely ineffective against Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCuV), White Fly and mealy bugs.
THEY are sap-suckers called mealy bugs that cover their bodies with a white substance.
NimBioSys is labeled to treat a wide variety of pests including aphids, caterpillars, beetles, stink bugs, leafhoppers, whiteflies, mealy bugs, mites, weevils, scale, leaf miners and thrips.