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 -- The Punjab agriculture department has warned farmers to take special care of cotton crop as mealy bug attack was witnessed in various areas of South Punjab.
Better to grow Tecoma stans , Leucophyllum frutescens or even the ubiquitous hibiscus, despite mealy bug problems -- (try hybrids rather than the common or garden red flowered ones).
He said that federal and provincial research centers are working in cotton research and these centers have developed cotton varieties which would ward off leaf curl; a lethal cotton plant disease, succeeded against mealy bug which was so drastic a bug that wrecked havoc on cotton fields and in past incurred 2-3 million cotton bales loss, moreover these centers have worked on methods where water could be saved and mechanization of cotton picking.
Zigzag beetle, Menochilus sexmaculatus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an important predator of cotton mealy bug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae).
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 (0.64/plant) at nursery farm followed by the research farm (0.47/plant) and (0.22/plant) at student farm.
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.
of Aphid, a hot spot of armyworm, and one Mealy Bug hot spot
Aenasius bambawalei were collected as mummified mealy bug and isolated in gelatin capsules (10 mm in length) until adult emergence.