Comstock mealybug


variants or Comstock's mealybug
: an Asian mealybug (Pseudococcus comstocki) introduced accidentally into North America where it is a pest of various cultivated trees (such as citrus and apples)

Word History


after John H. Comstock †1931 American entomologist

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“Comstock mealybug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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