Maribashetty, V.G., Reddy, G.S., & Verghese, A. 1998 Cryptolaemus montrouzieri - an effective predator of Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) on mulberry and its impact on silkworm rearing.. Advances in IPM for Horticultural Crops. Assoc. for Advancement of Pest Management in Hort. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Bangalore, India 363 pp.
Notes: [Subtitle: Proceedings of the First National Symposium on Pest Management in Horticultural Crops: Environmental Implications and Thrusts. Conference held at Bangalore, India, 15-17 October 1997.] Bombyx mori, fed on mulberry leaves affected by 'tukra' disease (transmitted by Maconellicoccus hirsutus) performed poorly compared with feeding healthy mulberry leaves from plots where the predator beetles Cryptolaemus montrouzieri were released two weeks before leaf harvest.