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Notes: Cryptolaemus montrouzieri was introduced from the US to India in 1898 to combat the coccid pest Coccus viridis on coffee (Coffea arabica. It was used to control mealybugs, scales, aphids, coccids and aleyrodids on a variety of plants in more than 40 countries. This predator was also reported to prey on citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri, pink mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus and cochineal insect, Dactylopius tomentosus.