Mealybug on apricot: Old pest of grapes and pears is causing new control problem for apricot growers
California Agriculture 13(2):13-14.
Published February 01, 1959
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Damage to apricots by mealybugs is a relatively new problem as it was not reported prior to 1956. The species involved has been identified as the grape mealybug–Pseudococcus maritimus (Ehr.) –a common pest of grapes and pears.