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Striped mealybug

Scientific Name
Ferrisia virgata
Scientific Author
(Cockerell)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae)
Risk
Low
Status
Native Thailand Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Field Specimen Character: Body elongate oval; body dark gray; legs dark brown; covered by white mealy wax, with 2 submedial longitudinal bare areas on dorsum; dorsal ovisac absent, a few filamentous strands on venter, forming a pad; with 1 pair of conspicuous lateral wax filaments, about 1/2 as long as body. Occurring on all parts of plant, usually in protected area. Usually ovoviviparous. With numerous thin crystalline rods protruding from dorsum.

Mounted Slide Specimen Characters: Setae associated with ferrisia-like tubular ducts incorporated in rim; ventral multiloculars present on posterior 3 abdominal segments, with more than 8 multilocular pores on segment VI; ferrisia-like rim around large tubular ducts;1 pair 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
31/01/2011 02:21 AEST
Last Updated
01/02/2011 17:48 AEST
Citation
Chamaiporn Buamas (2011) Striped mealybug (Ferrisia virgata ) Updated on 2/1/2011 5:48:46 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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