Sanghani, N.J., Bhanderi, G.R., & Patel, R.D. 2017 Feeding potential of lady bird beetle Cheilomenes sexmaculata, Fabricius (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on cotton mealy bug Phenacoccus solenopsis (Tinsley) under choice and no choice condition of laboratory. Journal of Plant Development Sciences 9(6): 571-576


  • biological control
  • natural enemies
  • Notes: An experiment was conducted to determine the feeding potential of lady bird beetle, Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fab.) on the cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis under choice and no choice conditions in the laboratory at Department of Agricultural Entomology, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari during July-August, 2016. The results revealed that C. sexmaculata preferred eggs of P. solenopsis as compared to nymph and adult mealybugs.