Khan, M.R., Saini, R.K., & Ram, P. 2013a Interference by Ants in the Parasitization Efficiency of Aenasi bambawalei Hayat Against Phenococcus Solenopsis Timsley. BioInFolet 10(2): 362-363

Notes: Role of ants in interfering with the biological control of mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley by its nymphal parasitoid, Aenasius bambawalei Hayat was studied on Abutilon indicum and Hibiscus rosa sinensis. P. solenops's parasitization was higher (22.28 to 34.23 %) in plants without ants as compared to those by them (2.11 to 34.23%). Importance of checking ants movement over mealybug colonies is highlighted for enhancing biological control of the pest.