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Field efficacy of Australian ladybird beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant in the suppression of Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) on sapota.

@article{Mani2008FieldEO,
  title={Field efficacy of Australian ladybird beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant in the suppression of Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) on sapota.},
  author={M. Mani and A. Krishnamoorthy},
  journal={Journal of Biological Control},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={471-473}
}
The pink hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) appeared on sapota ( Manilkara zapota Forbcrg) in April 2003 at the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Farm, Bangalore. The Australian ladybird beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant was released @20/plant on sapota plants infested with mealybugs. The mealybug population declined from 54.20/plant on April 23, 2003 to 1.50/plant on June 15, 2003. No other natural enemy except C. montrouzieri was observed on M. hirsutns in the… Expand
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