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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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This fast-acting product is also effective against aphids, whitefly, scale insects and mealy bugs, so it is useful to have around.
The pest populations showed an increasing trend with rising temperature; mealy bugs were rare in the jatropha field.
Khushk and Mal (2006) [23] reported that various Neem and tobacco based botanical products have been reported successful in controlling the mealy bugs in cotton.
At least 60 aphid nymphs and equal number of crawlers of mealy bugs counted and placed in these dishes.
District Officer Agriculture (Extension) Chaudhry Naseer said that field assistants and beldars from Agriculture Extension Department would always be ready to assist the Pest Warning Department to kill Mealy Bugs and remove weeds.
Very hungry caterpillars, weevils, flies and budmites have joined mass reared sap-sucking mealy bugs as biological agents in Queenslands continuing war on pest weeds.
According to experts, it is not uncommon to find mealy bugs and larvae of moths and beetles inside boxes of flour, sugar and cake mixes as they feed on starch.
One night when we had very low night temperatures, the new growth on the hibiscus hedge, which my husband guards with his life against the mealy bugs, succumbed to the frost and was zapped, as was the bougainvillea that adorns the front of the veranda railing.
Mealy bugs, there are different types of mealy bugs some effect root of palm, some effect bud area.
I hid under the front porch the rest of the day, with the mealy bugs,
Every so often it pays to gently clean the leaves - dust on leaves can block out light and it also gives you a chance to inspect and remove any bugs such as spider mites, aphids or mealy bugs before they build up.