Pseudococcus calceolariae

Specimens identified, prepared, and mounted by American entomologist Richard F. Wilkey 1960s-1980s

P. calceolariae is one of the most serious pest of citrus in many regions of the world. Besides being a severe pest, P. calceolariae has recently been shown to be a vector of the closterovirus associated with grapevine leafroll disease, and is implicated in the spread of this disease in vineyards.

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Common NamesScarlet Mealybug
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