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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California


Obscure mealybug

Obscure mealybug colony.

Gill's mealybug

Gill's mealybug.

Mealybugs are wingless, soft-bodied, whitish insects that often have waxy filaments radiating from their body or tail.  Mealybugs move slowly and tend to congregate in groups that may be covered with whitish mealy or cottony wax.

Mealybugs (GENERAL)