Kōrero: Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry

Pasture mealybug

Pasture mealybug

Adult mealybugs are up to 2 millimetres long, pink and egg-shaped, with no definite head or legs. Their white, waxy secretions on ryegrass plants are obvious in autumn, especially when it is dry, and heavy infestations can cause widespread death of plants in a paddock.

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Alison Popay, 'Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry - Endemic pests of pasture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17961/pasture-mealybug (accessed 23 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Alison Popay, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008