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Papaya Mealybug

Paracoccus marginatus


A real problem on a lot of our plants esp egg-plants and papaya trees It is a small sap-sucking insect in the mealybug family, Pseudococcidae. The adult female has a yellowish segmented, flattened oval body about two millimetres long covered with mealy wax.The adult male is pinkish and about one millimetre long, with well-developed wings each marked with a small basal vein


The papaya mealybug feeds on over 55 plants in more than 25 genera. Economically important host plants include papaya, avocado, citrus, mango, cherry and pomegranate, as well as hibiscus, cotton, tomato, eggplant, peppers, beans, peas and sweet potato

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Arun 7 years ago
pseudococcidae family Mealybug

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1 Comment

these crazy critters hav almost completely destroyed my wingpod purslane plant

Chittagong (চট্টগ্রাম), Chittagong District, Bangladesh

Spotted on Sep 18, 2013
Submitted on Sep 18, 2013

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