(Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) associated with citrus in Portugal.
Among the most serious of recent invasive scales is the pink hibiscus mealybug
(Maconellicoccus hirsutus), an Asian native that affects more than 200 plant species.
First in star mealybugs
were inoculated on cotton and the colony was raised for several generations.
Beneficial bugs can keep aphids off your roses, control giant whitefly infestations, hunt down mealybugs
and beat caterpillars to your tomatoes.
When I put it on, there were a lot of mealybugs
on the vines.
Also, inspect plants regularly for aphids, scale insects, spider mites, and mealybugs
collected were stored in 75% ethanol in 2 mL tubes.
Ants are fond of sap-sucking insect pests - aphids, mealybugs
, scales and whiteflies - because of the partially digested sap, euphemistically called ``honeydew,'' these pests secrete.
Examine house plants for aphids, scale, spider mites, and mealybugs
Orchids are susceptible to many types of arthropod pests, including scales, mealybugs
, thrips, mites, aphids, and whiteflies (Bottom 2012).
Ladybugs: These cute little beetles eat hundreds of aphids, mealybugs
and whiteflies a day; no wonder they're associated with good luck.
Miller is the ARS expert on scale insects, a family that includes mealybugs
Frequent washing of plants with water or insecticidal soap eliminates some aphids, mealybugs
, and spider mites before they can multiply (mites prefer dusty, dirty plants and low humidity).
The lady beetle, Tenuisvalvae notata (Mulsant) (= Hyperaspis notata) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is a predator of mealybugs
(Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) (Dreyer et al.
There are five sucking insect pests that cause trouble for gardeners: aphids, whiteflies, thrips, scales and mealybugs