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Jack Beardsley mealybug

Scientific Name
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi
Scientific Author
Gimpel and Miller
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae)
Risk
Low
Status
Native Thailand Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Field Specimen Character: We have been unable to locate a description of the field characters for this species in the literature. We assume that it is similar to that of P. elisae which is as follows: Body oval; slightly rounded in lateral view; light orange to pink; body contents crushed are reddish brown; mealy wax covering body, not thick enough to hide pink body color; without longitudinal lines on dorsum; ovisac ventral only; with 17 lateral wax filaments, becoming progressively longer posteriorly, anterior pair about 1/4 width of body, straight, except posterior pair often curved apically, thin, posterior pair longest, about 1/4 to 1 time length of body. Primarily occurring on foliage and fruit of host. Oviparous. Surface of lateral filaments smooth.

Mounted Slide Specimen Characters: With many dorsal oral-rim tubular ducts on abdomen (with an average of 21 and a range of 14-27); with dorsolateral oral-rim tubular duct on segment VII; discoidal pores associated with eye, set in sclerotized rim; translucent pores on hind femur and tibia; ventral oral-collar tubular ducts in clusters between antennae and laterad of front and middle coxae.

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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 02:41 AEST
Last Updated
01/02/2011 17:53 AEST
Citation
Chamaiporn Buamas (2011) Jack Beardsley mealybug (Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi ) Updated on 2/1/2011 5:53:16 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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