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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.
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