Pseudococcidae


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Pseudococcidae

 

(mealybugs), a family of insects of the suborder Coccidae. The active, saclike females are covered with a powdery waxy coating and often have waxy scales along the edges. The insects are 3–6 mm long. The eggs are deposited in a white, cottony sac. There are more than 1,000 species of mealybugs, distributed throughout the world, predominantly in the tropics. In the USSR there are about 200 species. Mealybugs damage subtropical greenhouse plants, house plants, and grapes. Some species are objects of quarantine.

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In all the treatments, the numbers of Coccidae and Pseudococcidae observed on the abaxial face on apical leaves were higher than the numbers observed on plants in the medium and basal heights of the canopy (Table 2).
Effect of nitrogen (N), potassium (K) and phosphorus (P) on the leaf damage (%) produced by thrips Frankliniella schulzei and on the number of Pseudococcidae and Coccidae leaf-1 face and flavonoid levels (% dry matter) in Dimorphandra mollis seedlings.