Shera, P.S., Karmakar, P., Sharma, S., & Sangha, K.S. 2017 Suitability of different mealybug species as hosts to solitary endoparasitoid, Aenasius arizonensis (Girault) (= Aenasius bambawalei Hayat). International Journal of Pest Management 63(4): 280-288


  • natural enemies
  • Notes: We investigated the suitability of six mealybug species, namely Phenacoccus solenopsis, Saccharicoccus sacchari, Paracoccus marginatus, Drosicha mangiferae, Nipaecoccus viridis and Ferrisia virgata as hosts to Aenasius arizonensis ( = Aenasius bambawalei). Successful parasitization, complete development of immature stages within the host and adult emergence was observed only in P. solenopsis.