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Citrus mealybug or Planococcus citri f16, 100 ISO, 5 sec, 5X<br />
Found on same tree as the Potters Wasp nest which was next to a citrus tree.<br />
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Citrus mealybug or Planococcus citri

f16, 100 ISO, 5 sec, 5X
Found on same tree as the Potters Wasp nest which was next to a citrus tree.

2 Citrus Mealybugs or Planococcus citri  f8, 1 sec., 100 ISO, 5X, 84 um per step, 22 shots<br />
Indeed was found near a tangelo (cross between tangerine and orange) citrus tree. Geotagged,Planococcus  citri,Planococcus citri,Summer,United States

    comments (6)

  1. Great choice of subject, and nicely exposed!

    PS: I removed the text section from Wikipedia that you put in the description field. I know you mean well, but this text belongs on the species record, not in individual posts. Reason to not do this is that this de-ranks the page, Google will see it as a copy of an original source.
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. Great. Thanks for the tip. Posted 3 months ago
  2. Great shot, William! Posted 3 months ago
  3. Thanks Christine. Posted 3 months ago
    1. You're welcome! The exposure is perfect! Posted 3 months ago
  4. Nice! Posted 3 months ago

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"Planococcus citri", commonly known as the citrus mealybug, is a species of mealybugs native to Asia. It has been introduced to the rest of the world, including Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, as an agricultural pest. It is associated with citrus, but it attacks a wide range of crop plants, ornamental plants, and wild flora.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by William Bodine
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By William Bodine

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Uploaded Aug 19, 2022. Captured Aug 19, 2022 05:52 in 1455 N Val Vista Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/inf
  • 5s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm