Bid to halt the spread of invasive mealybug

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The Valencia government has announced that it is set to declare an ‘emergency situation’ in the region in order to fight an invasive mealybug that is seriously damaging citrus FRUITS.

Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the Delottococcus aberiae is unarmoured scale insect which feeds on plant juices and acts as a vector for several diseases.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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