Planococcus (genus)

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Planococcus citri (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Jeffrey W. Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Source: IPM Images

Planococcus Ferris, 1950

This genus of mealybugs contains around 50 species and has a world-wide distribution, although it might have been introduced into the New World. The species can be recognized by a combination of characters like the 8-segmented antennae, the well developed legs and (in most species) the 18 pairs of cerarii, each consisting of two conical setae.

Type species: Planococcus citri.

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