Mamoon-ur-Rashid, M., Abdullah, K., & Tariq, M. 2016 Effects of Botanical Oil on Preference and Prey Consumption of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Against the Cotton Mealybug (Phenacoccus solenopsis; Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Philippine Agricultural Scientist 99(1): 99-104


  • control
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: Due to serious drawbacks as a result of overreliance on and overuse of insecticides, efforts are being made to develop non-toxic, safe and biodegradable alternatives to synthetic insecticides from biological substances in plants. In this study, we investigated the effect of different concentrations of neem oil on the foraging and feeding behavior of the green lacewing [Chrysoperla carnea) (Stephens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)] and the mealybug destroyer [Cryptolaemus montrouzieri) Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)].