Comstock mealybug

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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