citrus mealybug


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Related to citrus mealybug: Planococcus citri
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Noun1.citrus mealybug - feeds on a wide variety of cultivated plants but especially destructive to citruscitrus mealybug - feeds on a wide variety of cultivated plants but especially destructive to citrus
mealy bug, mealybug - scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees
genus Planococcus, Planococcus - a genus of Pseudococcidae
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For example in the citrus mealybug, males are still needed to fertilize females, but the female can eliminate his genes from her son.
Isolation and characterization of fifteen polymorphic microsatellite loci for the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), and cross-amplification in two other mealybug species.
McManus, and their colleagues started out by identifying the DNA for two bacterial species in the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri.
Cid & Fereres (2010) similarly recorded the waveforms that were associated with stylet penetration behavior and the tissue locations of the citrus mealybug Planococcus citri Risso.