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Mealybugs

Pseudococcidae family

Description:

"Mealybugs are insects in the family Pseudococcidae, unarmored scale insects found in moist, warm climates. They are considered pests as they feed on plant juices of greenhouse plants, house plants and subtropical trees and also acts as a vector for several plant diseases." ~wiki

Habitat:

spotted on the henbane (Hyoscyamus sp.) plant in my desert garden

1 Species ID Suggestions

Mealy Bugs
Family Pseudococcidae


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3 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks, Johan, for the ID!
We usually spray with a mixture of soapy water and essential oils, like fennel. But this plant just got pulled out because we didn't want it anyway. And, thankfully, it was the only plant in the garden with these bugs...so far!

Iceotty
Iceotty 7 years ago

squirt them with soapy water.

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Do you have any advice on how to get rid of them as well Johan? :)

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

Egypt

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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