Long-tailed Mealybug (Pseudococcus longispinus)

Long-tailed mealybugs have soft bodies covered with a white powdery wax and are fringed by white filaments. Their anal filaments are usually as long as the body.

Look for: Young mealybugs on undersides of basal leaves inside the canopy from late spring; Look for sticky leaves and ant activity in dense canopies or where mealybugs have occurred previously.

 

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