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Any of various soft-bodied scale insects covered with a white powdery substance, especially of the family Pseudococcidae, some of which are destructive to ornamental and agricultural plants.
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any of several scalelike homopterous insects of the families Pseudococcidae and Eriococcidae that are covered with a powdery wax secretion and feed on plants.
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|Noun||1.||mealybug - scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees|
coccid insect - scale insects and mealybugs
citrophilous mealybug, citrophilus mealybug, Pseudococcus fragilis - destructive especially to citrus
Comstock mealybug, Comstock's mealybug, Pseudococcus comstocki - Asiatic insect introduced accidentally into United States; pest on citrus and apple trees
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