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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 aired a warning to farmers against attack by mango Mealy Bug on their orchards and advised them to perform light hoeing in orchards in November to kills eggs of the bigger sucking pest.
Aenasius bambawalei were collected as mummified mealy bug and isolated in gelatin capsules (10 mm in length) until adult emergence.
Attack of cotton mealy bug is spreading in Sindh besides
This product eliminates 45 different insects, including aphid control, various beetles (including Japanese beetles), caterpillars and larvae (including gypsy moth caterpillars and tent caterpillars), harlequin bugs, leafhoppers, stink bugs, whiteflies and mealy bug control.
Thankfully, insects generally aren't a problem but the red spider mite and the mealy bug are the main pests attracted to poinsettias.
This shows a vivid difference, which may be attributed to multifarious factors like insect/pests of mango like mealy bug, fruit fly, diseases like powdery mildew, anthracnose, die back, as well as weather hazards, defective marking system and poor post.
The journey was fruitful when his pharmacy W S Homoeopathic Pharmacy and Research Centre, Lahore got the go ahead recently from the Department of Plant Protection, Ministry of Food and Agriculture to use the products against the cotton mealy bug (Ventage) and wheat aphid (Rigorous).
KCA senior trader Shakeel Ahmad said rain would bring positive signs to cotton crop in Sindh and Punjab, as water would wash white fly and mealy bug to a great extent.
Chandigarh, July 30 (ANI): Farmers of Punjab's Abohar district are left anxious after a mealy bug infestation damaged their cotton crop.
Keep an eye out for any pest infection such as greenfly, scale or mealy bug.
But Brian said: "It started one day when I noticed a mealy bug on an orchid and took a picture of it.
The products contain fatty acids and sulphur, which are bio-degradable giving useful control of black fly, white fly, green fly, mealy bug, red spider mite and reducing powdery mildew and black spot.