Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dysmicoccus walkeri

Dysmicoccus walkeri (Newstead, 1891)

walker’s mealybug

on grasses

Dysmioccus walkeri

wax-covered adult (from Gomez-Menor Ortega. 1957a)


Scales, 3-4 mm, on the leaves. Densely covered with powdery white wax; below the was the body is brownish yellow.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis capillaris; Phragmites australis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Planococcus walkeri.


Gomez-Menor Ortega (1957a), ScaleNet (2018).

Last modified 19.viii.2019