Ferrisia virgata

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Ferrisia virgata
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An adult Ferrisia virgata with eggs
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F. virgata
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Ferrisia virgata
Cockerell, 1893

Ferrisia virgata, commonly known as the striped mealybug, is a species of mealybug belonging to the Pseudococcidae family. Ferrisia virgata parasitizes different crops including cottonplants. Female species are between the 4 and 4,5 millimeters long. The species was discovered and described by Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell in 1893.[1]

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  1. ^ Invasive Species Compendium (2013). Ferrisia virgata