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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

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Family Pseudococcidae - Mealybugs

Mealybugs unusual animal that looked a bit like a woodlouse Scale insects on grass stem - Stemmatomerinx Bug ID - Ferrisia virgata Mealybugs and aphids on Hibiscus Creature with eggs - female Mealybugs Dandelion root suckers
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)
The second largest family of Coccoidea, with ~320 spp. in 53 genera in our area and >2,200 spp. in ~280 genera worldwide(1)
Females, body elongate-oval, segmented. Have well developed legs.
Life Cycle
Some viviparous, others oviparous(2)
Works Cited
2.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.