Insect identification > Homoptera > Mealybugs


Mealybugs move about more or less freely during their life, as their limbs are not lost to any extent by degeneration. Nor is a scale present, the body being generally well covered by long, waxy threads, though in some cases waxy secretions forming plates connected with the body are produced.

These insects are inhabitants of warm climates and in the North are found only in greenhouses and on house plants.