Medicinal Plants

  • V. Sridhar
  • L. S. Vinesh
  • M. Mani


Medicinal plants are important for human health, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic industries, etc. and are attacked by wide range of insect pests. Mealybugs are one of the most important insect groups associated with medicinal plants. Heavy infestation of mealybugs causes distortion, wilting and yellowing of leaves and other plant parts, reducing the economic value of the crop. This chapter provides information on different mealybug species affecting various medicinal plants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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