Population dynamics of some coccids (Coccoidea: Hemiptera) infesting sandal (Santalum album Linn.) in Bangalore, India

  title={Population dynamics of some coccids (Coccoidea: Hemiptera) infesting sandal (Santalum album Linn.) in Bangalore, India},
  author={Ramachandran Sundararaj and Raja Muthukrishnan},
  journal={Journal of Forestry Research},
A study was conducted to investigate the population dynamics of four important coccids viz., Aonidiella orientalis (Newstead), Ceroplastes actiniformis Green, Cardiococcus bivalvata (Green) and Parasaissetia nigra (Nietner) infesting sandal in Bangalore, India. Meteorological data viz., monthly mean maximum and minimum temperatures, morning and evening relative humidity and total rainfall were also collected during the experimental period for statistical analysis to ascertain their influence on… 

Population Dynamics of the Striped Mealy Bug Ferrisia virgata (Cockerell) (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) and the Scope of its Biological Suppression in the Present Scenario of Cultivation of Indian Sandalwood

Biological control experiments showed that C. montrouzieri could control F. virgata within two months of its release and in the light of these findings the scope of its biological suppression in the present scenario of cultivation of Indian sandalwood is discussed.

The intra-guild interactions between Aphytis lingnanensis and Chilocorus bipustulatus in relation to the Oriental yellow scale insect population under field conditions

  • G. Mohamed
  • Biology
    Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection
  • 2021
Abstract Bauhinia variegata L. is a host of Aonidiella orientalis (Newstead). The highest percentages of the total monthly mean count were found to be 17.25 and 16.64%, in January during the 1st and

Effect of cardinal directions and weather factors on population dynamics of mango mealybug, Drosicha mangiferae (green) (Margarodidae: Homoptera) on Chaunsa cultivar of mango.

Infestations of the mango mealybug Drosicha mangiferae (Green) (Homoptera: Margarodidae), were affected by weather factors and the position of the infestation with respect to cardinal direction on


Fourteen species of insect and mite pests were recorded on custard apple at UAS, Bengaluru during 2015-16, of which eleven were sucking pests, two were fruit borers and one was a mite species. Among

Habitat diversification in the cultivation of Indian sandalwood (Santalum album Linn.): An ideal option to conserve biodiversity and manage insect pests

Habitat diversification in growing sandalwood is an ideal option to manage the insect pest problems and positive linear relationship between pest and predators is demonstrated.

Determining the Performance of Plantation Grown Young Santalum album L. with Different Host Species

Sri Lanka is one of the pioneer countries to adopt the green economy concept and thereby promotes the establishment of forest plantations with the trees of high value, and identifying the most suitable host species in S. album plantation establishment is essential.

Sandalwood Research: A Global Perspective

All the sandalwood species are identified as obligate wood hemi-parasites which means they absorb certain nutrients such as phosphates and nitrates from the host trees via root connections called haustoria.

Scientific Opinion on the risk to plant health posed by Parasaissetia nigra (Nietner) in the EU territory, with the identification and evaluation of risk reduction options

The Panel on Plant Health conducted a pest risk assessment for Parasaissetia nigra in the European Union (EU) and identified and evaluated the phytosanitary measures listed in Council Directive

Sandalwood spike disease: a brief synthesis

This brief synthesis aims to stimulate greater interest in SSD, especially since sandalwood production has expanded to the Chinese mainland and to Australia, and to derive disease-resistant trees may be the only realistic solutions for ridding the limited S. album forests of SSD.

In silico, Physico-chemical characterization and analysis of Sandalwood proteins

This study has performed in silico analysis by characterization of sandalwood proteins identifying their physico-chemical parameters using ProtParam tool and prediction of their secondary structure elements using GOR of all 23 proteins.



Scale insects, mealybugs, whiteflies and psyllids (Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha) as prey of ladybirds

Studies on Mealybugs and their Natural Enemies in Ber Orchards

The local parasitoids and predators appeared in large number and were mainly responsible for the suppresion of N. viridis and P. citri on ber.

The Impact of the Predator, Cryptolaemus Montrouzieri Mulsant, on Pesticide-Resistant Populations of the Striped Mealybug, Ferrisia Virgata (CKLL.) on Guava in India

The striped mealybug, Ferrista virgata (Ckll.) has become a very serious pest of guava in India. Since the insecticides are ineffective, an attempt was made to suppress F. virgata with an introduced

Statistical Tables: For Biological, Agricultural and Medical Research

Sir Ronald A. Fisher and Frank Yates: Statistical Tables for Biological, Agricultural and Medical Research. Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1953. Pp. xi + 126. 21s.