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Mealybugs and Scale Pseudococcus longispinus

Mealybugs and Scale

Mealybugs (family Pseudococcidae), soft scales (family Coccidae) and armoured scales (family Diaspididae) form three important families within the superfamily Coccoidea. This superfamily belongs to the order Hemiptera (the true bugs). The Coccoidea, along with aphids and whiteflies, belong to the division Sternorrhynchae (commonly referred to as plant lice). [Read More]

Mealybugs (family Pseudococcidae), soft scales (family Coccidae) and armoured scales (family Diaspididae) form three important families within the superfamily Coccoidea. This superfamily belongs to the order Hemiptera (the true bugs). The Coccoidea, along with aphids and whiteflies, belong to the division Sternorrhynchae (commonly referred to as plant lice).