citrophilus mealybug

ci·troph·i·lus mealybug
variants: or less commonly citrophilous mealybug \sə̇‧ˈträfələs- \

Definition of citrophilus mealybug 

: a mealybug (Pseudococcus fragilis) especially destructive to citrus

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History and Etymology for citrophilus mealybug

citrophilus from New Latin, from citr- + -philus; citrophilous alteration (influenced by -philous) of citrophilus

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