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Family Pseudococcidae - Mealybugs

Striped mealybug - Ferrisia virgata - Ferrisia virgata Taxus mealybug - Dysmicoccus wistariae Bug ID - Ferrisia virgata Mealy bug on Scheflara - female Mealybugs scale?? Mealybug - female Unknown insect
Classification
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)
Numbers
The second largest family of Coccoidea, with ~320 spp. in 53 genera in our area and >2,200 spp. in ~280 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
Females, body elongate-oval, segmented. Have well developed legs.
Life Cycle
Some viviparous, others oviparous(2)
Works Cited
1.ScaleNet
2.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.