cotonello (or \"cotonella\")

English translation: citrus mealybug

18:25 Nov 14, 2015
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Agriculture / Fruit and vegetable pests and diseases
Italian term or phrase: cotonello (or \"cotonella\")
I am revising a text about lemons which was translated into English from Italian ( which is not one of my working languages). This must refer to some kind of disease, probably a common name for it, but I can't work out which it is.

It appears in this sentence:
"...on the positive side the quality this season was much better compared to last year, when Sicily suffered a very serious attack of Cottonello, staining the peel of the fruit."·

I managed to find a text online which refers to " malattia detta «cotonella»", which I think may refer to mildew, but need to confirm.
Local time: 16:27
English translation:citrus mealybug
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cotonello (or \\\"cotonella\\\")
citrus mealybug

Here you go...

United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Thanks again ;)
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Asker: Cheers phil, I scoured google etc and couldn't find this...

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agree  Helen Pringle
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agree  dandamesh
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