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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Host selection and sex allocation in Leptomastidea abnormis, a parasitoid of the citrus mealybug Planococcus citri.
For example in the citrus mealybug, males are still needed to fertilize females, but the female can eliminate his genes from her son.
Two other species, the pink hibiscus mealybug and the citrus mealybug, have the potential to become economic problems on wine-grapes but either do not occur in vineyards yet or are found infrequently on grapes.