Pest - MEALYBUG
Mealybugs cause unsightly damage to many plants in the home, garden, and greenhouse.
This pest has five developmental stages in its life cycle. The females go through the following stages: egg, three nymphal stages, and adult. The males go through the egg stage, two nymphal stages, the false pupa stage, and adult stage. Mealybugs derive their name from the third larval stage onwards, when the female's body is covered with a white wax-like substance in the form of powder, filaments, and projections or plates.
Nymphs and female adults cause plant damage. Adult male mealybugs do not feed. Most mealybug species feed on leaves, but some extract food from roots or form galls. Certain species may also transmit plant viruses.
Biological control of mealybugs is possible with the Koppert products listed below.
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