Definition of Mealy bug
1. Noun. Scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees.
Generic synonyms: Coccid Insect
Group relationships: Family Pseudococcidae, Pseudococcidae
Specialized synonyms: Citrophilous Mealybug, Citrophilus Mealybug, Pseudococcus Fragilis, Comstock Mealybug, Comstock's Mealybug, Pseudococcus Comstocki, Citrus Mealybug, Planococcus Citri
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Literary usage of Mealy bug
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1. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1856)
"HOW TO DESTROY THE mealy bug. FROM THE GARDENER'S CHRONICLE. IN our recent articles on the destruction of insects, we alluded to the disappointment ..."
2. Farm and Garden Rule-book: A Manual of Ready Rules and Reference with by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1911)
"It often does great damage to sod and to strawberries. Sometimes called June-bug. Remedies. — See under CORN, p 314. Mealy-bug (Pseudococcus citri and P. ..."
3. Greenhouse Management: A Manual for Florists and Flower Lovers on the by Levi Rawson Taft (1898)
"110), so-called from the fact that they cover themselves with a white cottony substance. The female mealy bug, one of the most common of which is ..."
4. Citrus Fruits and Their Culture by H. Harold Hume (1911)
"The mealy bug. (Dactylopius citri Risso). This insect, with other closely allied species, is very common in Florida. The adult female is from about 0.14 to ..."