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Mealybug

Scientific Name
Laingiococcus painei
Scientific Author
(Laing, 1930)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
0 NZ - Unknown
Reliability
High
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Description from Williams & Watson (1988)

Body in life yellow to pinkish brown, lacking mealy wax. Slide-mounted female: body broadly oval, about 2.6 mm long. Anal lobes on dorsal surface, so margins of 7th abdominal segment appear as anal lobes. Antennae slender, 9-segmented. Legs well developed; claw with a denticle present; translucent pores few, present on each hind femur and tibia. Circulus transversely oval, situated within borders of 3rd segment. Anal ring normal, situated about twice its diameter from abdominal apex. Recognisable cerarii absent. Ostioles absent. Setae moderately numerous on dorsum and venter, of different sizes, all flagellate, but many on midline of dorsum and towards margins with stout bases about same diameter as a multilocular disc pore. Quinquelocular pores numerous and evenly distributed on dorsum and venter. Trilocular pores scattered on dorsum and venter, not as numerous as quinquelocular pores. Multilocular disc pores present on median areas of posterior edges of 4th and posterior segments, and at anterior edge of 5th and posterior segments in more or less single rows. A few oral collar tubular ducts, each narrower than a trilocular pore and longer than a multilocular pore, situated just lateral to rows of multilocular pores on 6th and posterior segments.
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Specimen Contact
New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Author
Crosby, T.K.
Created
17/06/2013 10:07 AEST
Last Updated
09/04/2014 23:46 AEST
Citation
Crosby, T.K. (2013) Mealybug (Laingiococcus painei) Updated on 4/9/2014 11:46:48 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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