UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

Summer 2016 Publications

Compiled by Steve Tjosvold

Mealybugs: Pest Notes for Home, Garden, and Landscape

Mealybugs are soft, oval, wax-covered insects that feed on many plants. Usually found in colonies, they are piercing-sucking insects closely related to soft scales but lack the scale covers. This free publication describes the life cycle and plant damage associated with mealybugs. Although the control methods are targeted for home gardeners and landscapers, growers in commercial greenhouse and nursery operations will find the photos and descriptions of specific mealybug species commonly found in California helpful in pest identification.

Author: M.L. Flint

Publication Number:74174


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