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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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|Noun||1.||mealy bug - 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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