First Report of Hyperparasitoids of Anagyrus dactylopii (Howard) from India


  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Division of Entomology and Nematology, Bangalore, 560089, India


Two hyperparasitoids, Prochiloneurus aegyptiacus (Mercet) and P. testaceus (Agarwal), were recorded for the first time on Anagyrus dactylopii (Howard), a primary parasitoid of pink mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) infesting grapes at Bangalore, India. Hyperparasitism to the tune of 11% exerted by them could be detrimental to the primary parasitoid in countering the rate of increase of M. hirutus in vineyards.


Anagyrus dactylopii, Hyperparasitoid, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Prochiloneurus aegyptiacus and Prochiloneurus testaceus.

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