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Fruit Crops: Jackfruit

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Abstract

Mealybugs are injurious to jackfruit in India, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Caroline islands, Solomon islands, etc. In India, severe infestation of the spherical mealybug was observed on shoots of jack fruit. The mealybugs suck the sap, leading to drying of shoots in severe cases; fruits were also covered with mealybugs. Local natural enemies are able to check N. viridis in India. The natural enemy complex consisted of a primary parasitoid, Anagyrus dactylopii (How.) (Encyrtidae, Hymenoptera) and a drosophilid predator Cacoxenus perspicax (Knab).guage: AR-SA'> Local natural enemies are able to check N. viridis in India. The natural enemy complex consisted of a primary parasitoid, Anagyrus dactylopii (How.) (Encyrtidae, Hymenoptera) and a drosophilid predator Cacoxenus perspicax (Knab).

Keywords

Natural Enemy Severe Case Animal Ecology Fruit Crop Solomon Island 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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