Dysmicoccus (genus)

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pineapple mealybug Dysmicoccus brevipes on Ctenanthe
Source: United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive (USDA ARS) - IPM Images

Dysmicoccus Ferris 1950

This genus of mealybugs contains more than 100 species which are found mainly in warmer regions. Several are polyphagous and important plant pests. The members are ovoviviparous and give birth to live crawlers. The antennae usually have 8 segments and the marginal wax producing pores are arranged in 6 or more groups (cerarii) on each side.

Type species Dysmicoccus brevipes.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: