Mode of Spread of Mealybugs

  • M. Mani
  • C. Shivaraju


Mealybugs spread through various means. Local and short-distance dispersal of mealybugs is facilitated by air currents, ant movements, farm labourers and farm implements. Long-range dispersal/movement of mealybugs is usually accomplished by transport of infested plant material. Cotton mealybugs have the propensity to spread through natural carriers such as raw cotton, linted cotton seeds, wind, water, rain, birds, human beings, ants and farm animals. They have immense potential to emerge as crop pests, thereby causing severe economic damage to a wide range of crops and pose a grave threat to agriculture in the new area.


Natural Enemy Farm Labourer Mealybug Species Vine Mealybug Planococcus Ficus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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