The Impact of the Predator, Cryptolaemus Montrouzieri Mulsant, on Pesticide-Resistant Populations of the Striped Mealybug, Ferrisia Virgata (CKLL.) on Guava in India

  • M. Mani
  • A. Krishnamoorthy
  • S. P. Singh
Research Article


The striped mealybug, Ferrista virgata (Ckll.) has become a very serious pest of guava in India. Since the insecticides are ineffective, an attempt was made to suppress F. virgata with an introduced coccinellid, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant C. montrouzieri and other local natural enemies especially Aenasius advena Comp. and Scymnus coccivora Ayyar effectively controlled F. virgata in guava orchards.

Key Words

Guava Ferrisia virgata mealybug Cryptolaemus montrouzieri biological control 


La cochenille avec bandes qui s’appelle Ferrisia virgata (Ckll.) est devenue une grande peste des guayaves en Inde. Les insecticides étant inefficaces on a essayé de supprimer F. virgata avec un coccinellid introduit, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Muls Cryptolaemus avec des ennemis naturels locaux comme Aenasius advena Comp. et Scymus coccivora Ayyar pouvaient contrℓer F. virgata dans les vergers guayaves.

Mots Cléfs

Guayave Ferrisia virgata cochenille Cryptolaemus montrouzieri le contrôle biologique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mani
    • 1
  • A. Krishnamoorthy
    • 1
  • S. P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological Control Laboratory-I, Division of Entomology and NematologyIndian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangalore-89India

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