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Notes: M. hirsutus was recorded from acid lime for the first time in India in January 1999, at Bangalore, Karnataka. A parasitoid and a predator were recorded, but their effect was negligible. Cryptolaemus montrouzieri was released twice at 25 individuals/plant on 29 January and 15 February 1999, which resulted in a reduction of the mealybug population from 39.40/shoot in January to 1.30/shoot in mid-March.