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Mealybug

Scientific Name
Dysmicoccus sp.
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Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult Female

All dorsal setae flagellate, slender or minute. Oral rim ducts absent; other ducts may present and drum-like. Penultimate cerarii always smaller than anal ring. If anal lobe cerarius larger than anal ring then cerarius with fewer than 5 setae. With 17 or fewer pairs of cerarii. Anal lobe bar absent. Trilocular pores distributed over dorsum and venter. Anal ring on surface, with numerous pores, apical setae present and with setae as long as diameter of ring or longer. Legs not enlarged. Translucent pores never present on trochanter. Trochanter not fused with femur. Denticle absent on plantar surface of claw. Minute pores absent on integument surrounding hind coxae.

References

- Williams, D.J. (1985). Australian Mealybugs. British Museum (Natural History), London, 431 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
24/05/2011 07:25 AEST
Last Updated
30/03/2014 21:02 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Mealybug (Dysmicoccus sp.) Updated on 3/30/2014 9:02:07 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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