Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

A report on the occurrence of invasive papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus Williams & Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on a medicinal herb, Gymnema sylvestre (R. Br) in Gujarat, India.

Abstract

This paper reports the occurrence of invasive papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus Williams & Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on a medicinal herb, Gymnema sylvestre (R. Br) in Gujarat, India. Considering the invasive nature of the pest, a strict monitoring and management with biocontrol agents is advocated.