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Citrus mealybug

Scientific Name
Planococcus citri
Scientific Author
(Risso)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Vic, Burnley, Plant Research Lab Burnley Gardens. det. H. M. B.
Source
Alice Ames Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Unmounted material: Adult female  oval in shape, 1.6-3.2 mm long and 1.2-2.0 mm wide, with  17 pairs of stout wax filaments of which the anal and two preceding pairs are slightly longer than the rest. Dorsum covered with fine particulate wax with faint but distinct stripe from first thoracic to mid-abdominal segments. Body colour beneath wax is a characteristic yellow.

Slide mounted material: Head with 14-35 tubular ducts, ,and/or thorax with 7-30 ducts near eighth pair of cerarii, or total number of ducts on head and near 8th pair of cerarii 19-50.

More Information
Author
Mali Malipatil and John Wainer
Created
31/05/2007 03:50 AEST
Last Updated
11/07/2007 14:50 AEST
Citation
Mali Malipatil and John Wainer (2007) Citrus mealybug (Planococcus citri ) Updated on 7/11/2007 2:50:39 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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