De Chi, W., Gautam, R.D., & Maraj, C. 1996 The Australian ladybird beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant, the panacea for the hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green): a case study.. Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources Centeno (Trinidad and Tobago) 7 pp.

Notes: Discusses the presence of the Hibiscus Mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) in Trinidad and the shift in management strategies as regards the control of this pest. Reports on the damage caused by infestation and the exceptional results forthcoming from the biological control method using the ladybird beetles, the natural predators of this pest.