Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Spalgius epius Westwood (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) - a potential predator of coffee mealy bugs.

Abstract

The predatory potential of Spalgius epius [Spalgis epeus] on a pseudococcid complex comprising Planococcus citri, P. lilacinus and Ferrisia virgata was studied on coffee in the field in Chundale, Kerala, India, during 1997. The extent of predation varied from 54.72 to 68.38%.