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Abstract

The Comstock mealybug, a new pest of Valais orchards.

Abstract

This paper provides information on the damages caused by a new insect pest, the Comstock mealybug (Pseudococcus comstocki), on various pome and stone fruits in the Valais region (Switzerland). Notes on the morphological and biological characteristics, host plants, damage, natural enemies and control measures of this invasive pest are also presented.