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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The Utah biologists observed that the bacterial capsule invades citrus mealybug eggs before hatching.
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.
Sex pheromone of the citrus mealybug Planococcus ci tri: Synthesis and optimization of trap parameters.
Argentine ants tend a variety of homopterans in citrus including the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri Risso, spirea aphid, Aphis spiraecola Patch, wooly whitefly, Aleurothrixus floccossus (Maskell), and brown and black soft scales, Coccus hesperidum L.