Definition of mealy bug in English:

mealy bug

noun

  • A small sap-sucking scale insect which is coated with a white powdery wax resembling meal and which can be a serious pest.

    • ‘They dart among flowers and lay eggs among clusters of aphids, mealy bugs, mites, scale and other pests where their larvae can feed.’
    • ‘Aphids are coming out and if you notice white fluffy stuff on your citrus it is highly likely it's a mealy bug.’
    • ‘Insects such as ants, mealy bugs and thrips have been found in 37 out of 43 shipments, which then needed fumigation.’
    • ‘Other common pests include spider mites and mealy bugs.’
    • ‘The plant is vulnerable to mealy bugs and red spider mites.’