coccid insect

coccid insect
scale insects and mealybugs
Hypernyms: ↑homopterous insect, ↑homopteran
Hyponyms: ↑scale insect, ↑mealybug, ↑mealy bug
Member Holonyms: ↑Coccoidea, ↑superfamily Coccoidea

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  • coccid — noun Etymology: New Latin Coccus, genus of scales, from Greek kokkos grain, kermes Date: circa 1889 scale insect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coccid — n. any insect that remains still on plants including the scale insects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coccid scale insects — type of scale like insect which causes damage to agriculture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coccid — /ˈkɒksɪd/ (say koksid) noun any insect of the homopterous superfamily Coccoidea, including the scale insects, etc …  

  • scale insect — noun small homopterous insect that usually lives and feeds on plants and secretes a protective waxy covering • Hypernyms: ↑coccid insect • Hyponyms: ↑soft scale, ↑wax insect, ↑armored scale, ↑cochineal insect, ↑cochineal, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • homopterous insect — noun insects having membranous forewings and hind wings • Syn: ↑homopteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑whitefly, ↑coccid insect, ↑plant louse, ↑louse …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wax insect — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scale insect — Scale Scale, n. [Cf. AS. scealu, scalu, a shell, parings; akin to D. schaal, G. schale, OHG. scala, Dan. & Sw. skal a shell, Dan. ski[ae]l a fish scale, Goth. skalja tile, and E. shale, shell, and perhaps also to scale of a balance; but perhaps… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homopteran — n. any insect of the suborder Homoptera, including aphids and cicadas, with wings of uniform texture (cf. HETEROPTERAN). Derivatives: homopterous adj. Etymology: HOMO + Gk pteron wing * * * noun insects having membranous forewings and hind wings… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mealy bug — noun scalelike plant eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees • Syn: ↑mealybug • Hypernyms: ↑coccid insect • Hyponyms: ↑citrophilous mealybug, ↑citrophilus mealybug, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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