Mealybug. Image courtesy of Dr. John Meyer, NCSU.
Blueberry Mealybugs are 3 mm to 4 mm long and white to light pink with a waxy covering.
- Adult female mealybugs lay light brown, oval eggs in a white, fluffy material near roots.
- Mealybugs are found on the roots of bushes, usually in association with ant colonies.
- High populations can lead to poor plant growth and decline.
- Plants must be unearthed to confirm infestations.
- Contact your local Cooperative Extension Service for recommendations.
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