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GROUND PEARLS [1 record]

Record 1 2000-03-07


Subject field(s)
  • Insects, Centipedes, Spiders, and Scorpions
  • Animal Pests (Crops)
  • Winemaking

Damage -- The ground pearl nymphs extract juices from underground plant parts. The damage is most apparent during dry spells when irregularly shaped patches of grass turn yellow. The grass in these spots eventually turns brown and usually dies by fall.

Key term(s)
  • margarode


  • Insectes, mille-pattes, araignées et scorpions
  • Animaux nuisibles aux cultures
  • Industrie vinicole

Espèce de cochenille vivant sur les racines des plantes.


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