Prey consumption by the mealybug predator Spalgis epius on pink hibiscus mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus)

  • Anegunda S. Dinesh, Melally G. Venkatesha
  • Phytoparasitica, November 2010, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s12600-010-0130-8

The Apefly is a potential predator of mealybugs

What is it about?

Mealybugs can not be controlled by insecticides. Hence, Apefly is highly useful for their control

Why is it important?

Mealybugs causes a huge crop loss


Professor Melally Giddegowda Venkatesha
Bangalore University

Apefly could be utilized as a major biological control agent of mealybugs India and worldwide.

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