mealy bug


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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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MULTAN -- Agriculture experts have advised orchard owners to perform hoeing around trunks of trees in their orchards in January to kill the eggs of Mealy Bug while they are in dormancy to plug chances of their attack during the next season.
Bay trees aren't usually bothered by diseases and pests, but once in a while, you may see a mealy bug or scale damage.
The overall mean population of mealy bug was comparatively higher (0.
The bill directs federal agencies to develop a plan for eradicating the Roseau cane mealy bug that is threatening Louisianas coast.
Botanical insecticides have been found effective against mealy bug, partiazadirachtin [15].
Brinjal aphid (Myzus persicae), Mango mealy bug (Drosicha mangiferae) and Rice moth (Corcyra cephalonica) eggs were utilized for the experiment on predator C.
I have not had any reports from readers on mealy bug infestations on hibiscus this summer around the island.
Aenasius bambawalei were collected as mummified mealy bug and isolated in gelatin capsules (10 mm in length) until adult emergence.
The infestation of the mealy bug, Rhizoecus amorphophalli Betrem, on stored tubers of aroids and yams is a major concern among the tuber crop farmers.
Caption: Electrostatic sprayer used to apply pesticide to manage vine mealy bug early in the growing season.