citrus mealybug

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Related to citrus mealybug: Planococcus citri
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Synonyms for citrus mealybug

feeds on a wide variety of cultivated plants but especially destructive to citrus

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pseudococci was introduced throughout California in the 1940s to control citrus mealybug.
McManus, and their colleagues started out by identifying the DNA for two bacterial species in the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri.
We worked with the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Risso), which has a life history typical of most members of the family Pseudococcidae.
Isolation and characterization of fifteen polymorphic microsatellite loci for the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), and cross-amplification in two other mealybug species.
Cid & Fereres (2010) similarly recorded the waveforms that were associated with stylet penetration behavior and the tissue locations of the citrus mealybug Planococcus citri Risso.
For example, the mortality of the citrus mealybug Planococcus citri (Risso) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) was reported to be higher on green than red or yellow variegated Coleus blumei Bellevue (Bentham) (Lamiaceae) plants, and development was faster and fecundity higher on red variegated plants (Yang & Sadof 1995).
2009a, b) tested drenches of potassium silicate against the citrus Mealybug (planococcus citri Risso; Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) feeding on green coleus (Solenstemon scutellanoides L.
This insecticide was found to be compatible with IPM programs against the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri Risso, due to its selectivity to larvae of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant and adults of Leptomastix dactylopii Howard (Yumruktepe et al.