Mealybugs are reported to be injurious to mango India, West Africa, Central America, Ghana, Florida, India, Indonesia, Hawaii, Sri Lanka, Pakistan etc. Rastroccus iceryoides (Green) is serious pest of mango in India and Africa. Mealybugs are known to cause serious damage to the mango leaves, flowers and fruits. Fruits covered with mealybugs are unfit for marketing. Rastroccus invadens Williams accidentally introduced into the West African region in the early 1980s, has become a serious pest of mangoes in several African countries. Field releases of C. montrouzieri were found very effective in controlling R.iceryoides. The parasitoid Gyranusoidea tebygi native of India was introduced into Togo in Africa in November 1987 and released as a biological control agent against the mealybug on mangoes. Establishment, spread and effectiveness of the encyrtid were very good, resulting in satisfactory control.


Natural Enemy Mango Fruit Sooty Mould Infested Tree Mango Tree 
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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