mealybug

Definition of mealybug

meal´y`bug`   Pronunciation: mēl´ŷ`bŭg`
n.1.(Zool.) Any of several homopteran scale insects (as, Coccus adonidum, and related species of the families Pseudococcidae and Eriococcidae), that cover themselves with a white powderlike or cottony wax secretion. They are common plant-eating pests in hothouses and are also destructive of fruit trees.

Related Words

citrophilous mealybug, citrophilus mealybug, citrus mealybug, coccid insect, Comstock mealybug, Comstock's mealybug, family Pseudococcidae, mealy bug, Planococcus citri, Pseudococcidae, Pseudococcus comstocki, Pseudococcus fragilis
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