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  Long Tailed Mealy Bugs on Flax
 
Long Tailed Mealy Bugs on Flax
Long Tailed Mealybug on Phormium 'Maori Maiden'
 
Phormium plants can suffer from damaging insects, especially from insects in the order Homoptera. The common long tailed mealy bug can cause a crinkle in a leaf much like an accordion. Although this is unsightly, it is easy to control by soaps or with predatory beneficial insects. More damaging and difficult to control is a related insect, New Zealand Flax Mealybug.