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

Figure 5. The life cycle of the coconut mealybug, Nipaecoccus nipae (Maskell), is shown on stages appearing on bird-of-paradise. Small first and second instar nymphs are scattered around the image. Larger, reddish-brown, third instar females are seen surrounded by the thin, white cottony wax cocoons of the third instar males.

Credit: Lyle J. Buss, University of Florida