Pseudococcidae

Pronunciation:  [Sue·doh·COX·i·dae]

Common Name:  Mealybugs

Description:  Soft, oval body with a white waxy coating found feeding on the foliage or stems of plants.  No visible appendages.  Many species secrete honeydew and are tended by ants.

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Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. No visible appendages
  2. Less than 10 mm in length
  3. Oval body covered with white wax

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Order:  Hemiptera, suborder Homoptera