Suroshe, S.S., Gautam, R.D., & Fand, B.B. 2013 Natural enemy complex associated with the mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) infesting different host plants in India. Journal of Biological Control 27(3): 204–210


  • natural enemies
  • Notes: A total of seventeen parasitoids inclusive of hyperparasitoids were identified. An encyrtid, Aenasius bambawalei Hayat, was found predominantly on P. solenopsis.Promuscidea unfasciativentrisi Girault predominated the hyperparasitic fauna. Aphanogmus sp. and Anastatus sp. were recorded for the first time on P. solenopsis. Additionally, eight species of Coccinellidae and two species of Chrysopidae were recovered as important predators.