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EENY448: Coconut mealybug Nipaecoccus nipae (Maskell)(Insecta: Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)

Figure 2. Adult female coconut mealybug, Nipaecoccus nipae (Maskell), feeding on bird-of-paradise. Notice the five to eight dorsal, waxy filaments similar to the ones present on the side or lateral areas of the body.

Credit: Raymond Gill, California Department of Food and Agriculture; www.insectimages.org