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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Origin and Etymology of comstock mealybug
after John H. Comstock †1931 American entomologist
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