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Pineapple mealybug

Scientific Name
Dysmicoccus brevipes
Scientific Author
(Cockerell)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae)
Risk
Medium
Status
Uncertain Status
Reliability
High
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Field Specimen Character: Body oval or rotund; pink or pink-orange; body length approximately 2.3 -3.00 mm;legs yellowish brown; body covered by thin layer of white mealy wax allowing body color to be visible, without bare areas on dorsum; dorsal ovisac absent, a few filamentous strands on venter; with 17 pairs of conspicuous lateral wax filaments, often slightly curved, posterior pairs longest, one-third to one-half as long as body, anterior filaments shorter than posterior pairs.

Mounted Slide Specimen Characters: Setae on dorsomedial area of segment VIII longer than on segments VII and VI; discoidal pores present near eye; ventral multilocular pores restricted to segments VI, VII, and VIII; translucent pores on hind femur and tibia; ; 2, 3, or even 4 conical setae in abdominal cerarii; without ventral oral collars in cluster laterad of front coxa; concentration of discoidal pores in dorsomedial area of abdominal segment VIII 17 pairs of cerarii.

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http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/ScaleKeys/Mealybugs/Key/Mealybugs/Media/html/SpeciesListFset.html
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Specimen Contact
Department of Agriculture, Thailand
Author
Chamaiporn Buamas
Created
28/01/2011 03:37 AEST
Last Updated
01/02/2011 17:43 AEST
Citation
Chamaiporn Buamas (2011) Pineapple mealybug (Dysmicoccus brevipes ) Updated on 2/1/2011 5:43:27 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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