Mealybugs throughout the world cause a variety of economic problems. The most obvious damage is caused by the sucking habits of these insects. The damage caused by the mealybugs is linked to sap intake. Heavy infestations often cause stunting or death of the plant host. At times, mealybugs have toxins and act as vectors of certain viruses detrimental to plant life.


Natural Enemy Shikimic Acid Hibiscus Cannabinus Intraguild Predation Sooty Mould 
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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