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mealybug species comparison

Lineup of nine mealybugs, all oval in shape and covered in a white waxy, fuzzy substance. A scale bar at left shows 2 mm, with the mealybugs ranging in size from 3 to 4 mm. A red-dashed-line box outlines the far right two mealybugs, with a label below the box indicating both are Nipaecoccus viridis. Small text to the right of the right-most specimen, which is much whiter, says "With Wax."

Comparison of adult females of common mealybug species found in ornamental landscapes of Florida. (Image originally published in Ahmed et al 2023, Journal of Applied Entomology)

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