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Species Ferrisia virgata - Striped Mealybug

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Coccoidea (Scales and Mealybugs)
Family Pseudococcidae (Mealybugs)
Genus Ferrisia
Species virgata (Striped Mealybug)
Explanation of Names
Author: Cockerell, 1893
"The striped mealybug is easy to recognize with the two dark stripes running lengthwise along the dorsum, lacking lateral wax filaments and having crystalline rods arising from the body. This mealybug is very common in Florida on a wide range of host plants." - University of Florida.
A wide range of plants, at least 68 plant families
Internet References
University of Florida - scroll down to this species
USDA. Description, illustrations