Mealybugs Insect

Pseudococcus adonidum, also known as the long- tailed mealybug, is found all over the world. It is a common pest of greenhouse and conservatory plants. Length up to 0.2 inches (5 mm).

 

Mealybugs Insect

 

Common name: mealybugs

Family: pseudococciade

Suborder: sternorrhynvha

Order: Hemiptera

Class/ subphylum: Insecta/ Hexapoda

Number of species: About 1100 (60 U.S.)

Size: From around 0.04 in (1 mm) to 0.2 in (5 mm)

Key features: Oval-shaped insects with distinct body segments; females wingless;  males a  single pair of forewings or wingless; separation of the body into head, thorax,  and abdomen not clearly visible in females,   but head isobvious in males; males lack compound eyes are present; whole body covered in a powdery wax coating

Habits: With their limited mobility mealybugs are normally found sitting, often in groups, feeding from their host plants

Breeding: Females either produce fertilized eggs or live young; in some species females are parthenogenetic, with males not being known to occur

 Diet: sap feeders, feeding from either the upper parts or the roots of a range of plants

 Habitat: Almost any kind of habitat in which their host plants grow, including houses and greenhouses; a number are pests

Distribution:Worldwide, but more species in tropical regions.

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