Discovery of a sooty mould scavenging beetle, Leiochrinus nilgirianus Kaszab (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on coconut palms infested by the invasive rugose spiralling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)

@article{Josephrajkumar2017DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a sooty mould scavenging beetle, Leiochrinus nilgirianus Kaszab (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on coconut palms infested by the invasive rugose spiralling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)},
  author={A. Josephrajkumar and Chandrika Mohan and Janakiraman Poorani and Merin Babu and Daliyamol and V. Krishnakumar and Vinayaka Hegde and Pallem Chowdappa},
  journal={Phytoparasitica},
  year={2017},
  volume={46},
  pages={57-61}
}
Scavenging action of Leiochrinus nilgirianus Kaszab (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on sooty mould deposition on coconut palms due to heavy honeydew production by the invasive rugose spiralling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), is reported for the first time from Kerala, India. Adult beetles, averaging 2.07 ± 0.9 / leaflet, with a maximum of five beetles per leaflet, and immature stages were generally confined to the abaxial of the palm leaves during daytime… 
Diet standardization for Pseudomallada astur Banks (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) and assessment of its predatory potential against the rugose spiralling whitefly Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
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Field evaluation indicated significantly low population of A. rugioperculatus on coconut palms inoculated with P. astur eggs than un-released control palms on 28th day after inoculation, which established successful predatory potential on rugose spiralling whitefly.
Identification of Leptoxyphium sp. causing sooty mold on coconut
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Based on the morphological studies and molecular characterization of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of rDNA, the fungus was identified as Leptoxyphium sp.
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First record of the invasive Bondar’s nesting whitefly, Paraleyrodes bondari Peracchi on coconut from India
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Comparative studies on exotic neotropical whiteflies of coconut
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Non-Native Neotropical Nesting Whitefly, Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino on Coconut Palms in India and its Co-Existence with Bondar’s Nesting Whitefly, Paraleyrodes bondari Peracchi
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