Suroshe, S.S., Gautam, R.D., & Fand, B.B. 2016 Biology of Mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley on Parthenium. Indian Journal of Entomology 78(3): 264-267


  • biology
  • life cycle
  • Notes: Results revealed that males and females of mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley went through four and three nymphal instars, with total life cycle of 14.06± 1.09 and 15.53± 0.83 days, respectively. Pre-mating, pre-ovipositional, ovipositional and post ovipositional periods were observed.