Image Number: 1435130

Organization:
Descriptor:
Infestation
Description:
They have rather soft scales and soft bodies covered with a white powdery wax. Mealybugs eat plants by sucking sap and producing honeydew, which attracts ants and supports the growth of sooty- mold fungi.
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily: Coccoidea
Family: Eriococcidae
Genus: Eriococcus
Subject: Eriococcus azaleae (Comstock)
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Image uploaded:
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Image last updated:
Monday, May 16, 2011