Pseudococcus viburni

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

It can affect a number of fruit and nursery plants including apples, tomatoes, orchids and cacti and cause substantial damage to fruit orchards and vineyards. The degree of polyphagy of P. viburni, combined with its numerous economically important host-plants, have meant that it began to be carried on infested plant material between countries from an early date

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Common NamesObscure Mealybug
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