Nagrare, V.S., Naikwadi, B., Deshmukh, V., & Kranthi, S. 2018 Biology and population growth parameters of the cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), on five host plant species. Animal Biology 68:333-352


  • host
  • life cycle
  • Notes: Studies on the biology and population growth parameters of P. solenopsis on the five most preferred host plants were undertaken in the laboratory under controlled temperature and relative humidity. This study confirmed that the host plant species significantly affects population growth.