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Nipaecoccus viridis infestations

Six-part image with examples of Nipaecoccus viridis infestations, on citrus, cotton, oleander, jatropha, blueberries, and hemp. In all examples, the mealybugs appear as a clumping of white, fuzzy balls gathered together on plant parts such as stems or leaves.

The hibiscus mealybug (Nipaecoccus viridis), also known as the lebbeck mealybug, infests a variety of different host plants in Florida. (Photos by Erin Powell, Ph.D., Lance Osborne, Ph.D., and Muhammad Z. Ahmed, Ph.D.)

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