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Definitions for mealybug
ˈmi liˌbʌgmea·ly·bug

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mealybug, mealy bugnoun

    scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees

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  1. mealybugnoun

    Any of various insects of the family Pseudococcidae, that secrete a powdery wax and are pests of fruit trees.

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  1. Mealybug

    Mealybugs are insects in the family Pseudococcidae, unarmored scale insects found in moist, warm habitats. Many species are considered pests as they feed on plant juices of greenhouse plants, house plants and subtropical trees and also act as a vector for several plant diseases. Some ants live in symbiotic relationships with them, protecting them from predators and feeding off the honeydew which they excrete.

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  1. mealybug

    A mealybug is a type of scale insect known for secreting a powdery wax layer, hence their name. They are usually pale white in color and can be found in warm climates and greenhouses, often causing damage to plants by sucking sap from plant tissues and secreting a sticky substance called honeydew. Mealybugs can infest a wide range of plants and can be tough to control due to their resistance to many pesticides. Their size typically ranges from 1/10 to 1/4 inch long.

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  1. Mealybug

    Mealybugs are insects in the family Pseudococcidae, unarmored scale insects found in moist, warm climates. They are considered pests as they feed on plant juices of greenhouse plants, house plants and subtropical trees and also acts as a vector for several plant diseases.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mealybug in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mealybug in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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