Citrus Mealybug Planococcus citri (Risso) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)
Adult female mealybug.
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Gill, Harsimran Kaur, Gaurav Goyal, and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman. 2012. “Citrus Mealybug Planococcus Citri (Risso) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): EENY-537/IN947, 9/2012”. EDIS 2012 (9). Gainesville, FL.


The citrus mealybug is a common pest of citrus primarily in greenhouses, and of several ornamental plants in Florida. It has been recognized as a difficult to control pest in Europe since 1813, where it is called the greenhouse mealybug, and in the United States since 1879. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Harsimran Kaur Gill, Gaurav Goyal, and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, September 2012.

Revised April 2013, April 2016, and February 2019.

EENY-537/IN947: Citrus Mealybug Planococcus citri (Risso) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) (
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