Comstock mealybug

noun
variants: or Comstock's mealybug

Definition of Comstock 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)

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History and Etymology for Comstock mealybug

after John H. Comstock †1931 American entomologist

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“Comstock mealybug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Comstock%20mealybug. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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