Citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri

Citrus mealybugs (Planococcus citri) is primarily a pest of citrus, although it has been found on 27 other species of plant. Infestations can cause 75% reductions in marketable crop product and fatally damage crop plants. Mealybugs can produce 4-10 generations per year. Mealybug populations have developed resistances to insecticides. Monitor the number of winged males using Delta traps with Planococcus citri pheromone lures.

Citrus mealybug