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Abstract

Natural suppression of mealybugs in guava orchards.

Abstract

The natural enemies of Planococcus citri and Ferrisia virgata were studied in guava orchards in Karnataka, India, during 1987. Chrysopa lacciperda [Plesiochrysa lacciperda], the lycaenid Spalgis epeus and the coccinellid Cryptolaemus montrouzieri were the main predators of Planococcus citri, while F. virgata was attacked by the encyrtid Blepyrus insularis and S. epeus.