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Mealybug

Scientific Name
Planococcus sp.
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Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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HEM109 - Slide mounted
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult Female

Oval to spherical. Antennae 8-segmented; legs well developed; tarsal claws without denticles; translucent pores usually present on hind coxae and tibae, rarely on hind femora. Spiracles normal. Circulus usually present, usually quadrate. Both pairs of ostioles distinct. Cerarii numbering 18 pairs, some of them occasionally indistinct or absent; each abdominal cerarius usually with 2 conical setae; sometimes cephalic cerarii each with 3-5 conical setae and an associated group of trilocular pores; flagellate auxiliary setae in anal lobe cerarii only; Anal lobe bars distinct. Anal ring normal. Multilocular disc pores present on venter, rarely on dorsum. Quinquelocular pores absent. Trilocular pores present on both surfaces. Oral rim tubular ducts absent. Oral collar tubular ducts present on both venter, sometimes also on dorsum. Simple pores usually apparent. Setae flagellate.

References

- Cox, J.M. (1987). Pseudococcidae (Insecta: Hemiptera). Fauna of New Zealand. 11. DSIR Science Information Publishing Centre, Wellington, New Zealand. 229 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
25/05/2011 06:30 AEST
Last Updated
16/04/2014 23:52 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Mealybug (Planococcus sp.) Updated on 4/16/2014 11:52:34 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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