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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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Mealy bugs can be a real problem, not just for the afflicted plant but for neighboring, healthy houseplants.
Hibiscus drops flowers daily as well, but you can always add them and any dead leaves to your compost bins, provided they are not full of mealy bugs! Other summer bulbs are coming into their own now are the flowers of tulbaghias.
Just collect up some pinecones during your weekend walks and tie them together, displaying them around the garden as a habitat for ladybirdsthey'll lap up aphids, larvae, mealy bugs and mites, so they're mighty handy to have around.
Just collect up some pinecones during your weekend walks and tie them together, displaying them around the garden as a habitat for ladybirds--they'll lap up aphids, larvae, mealy bugs and mites, so they're mighty handy to have around.
Plus, its thick leaves are less susceptible to house-plant scourges such as spider mites or mealy bugs.
Predation increased with the progress of the larval instar (Unal et al., 2017) Total number of mealy bugs fed during immature stages was 1730, 1430.61 and 614 per larva at 24 +- 0.5 AdegC, 27 +- 0.5 AdegC and 32 +- 4 AdegC, respectively (Table III).
A THESE sap-sucking pests are called mealy bugs. They cover their bodies with a white mealy substance.
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.