Predatory potential of <i>Cryptolaemus montrouzieri</i> Mulsant on mealybugs and aphids

Authors

  • Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, (Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University), Latur – 413512, Parbhani, Maharashtra
  • Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, (Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University), Latur – 413512, Parbhani, Maharashtra
  • Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, (Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University), Latur – 413512, Parbhani, Maharashtra

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18311/jbc/2020/15537

Keywords:

Aphids, ladybird beetle, mealybugs, predator

Abstract

The predatory potential of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant on mealybugs and aphids viz, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Phenacoccus solenopsis and Aphis gossypii was studied at the Biocontrol Agents Laboratory, Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, Latur at the temperature of 25±2°C maintained in BOD incubator during year 2013-14. The consumption rate of grubs and beetles of C. montrouzieri was in order of A. gossypii>M. hirsutus>P. solenopsis.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

References

Al Khateeb N, Raje A. 2001. A study of some biological parameters of predator, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mulsant) introduced to Planococcus citri (Risso) in Syria and estimate of its predation rate in the laboratory.

Arab J Plant Protection, 19(2): 131-134.

Babu TR, Azam, KM. 1987. Predation potential of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant (Coccinellidae : Coleoptera) in relation to temperature. J Res APAU, 16(2): 108-110. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02372447

Babu TR, Azam KM. 1989. Biological control of grape mealy bug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green). Indian J Pl. Prot, 17(1): 123-126.

Branigan EJ. 1916. A satisfactory method of rearing mealy bugs for use in parasite work. Monthly Bull Calif State Comm Hort, 5: 304-306.

Chacko MJ, Bhat PK, Ananda Rao LV, Deepak Singh MB, Ramanarayana EP, Sreedharan K. 1978. The use of lady bird-beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri for the control of Coffee mealy bugs. J Coff Res, 8: 14-19.

Deokar MD. 2011. Biology, Biometrics and predatory potential of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri on Maconellicoccus hirsutus. M.Sc. (Agri.) dissertation submitted to Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Parbhani (Unpublished).

Fand BB, Gautam RD, Suroshe SS. 2010. Effect of development stage and density of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsely (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on the predatory performance of four cocinellid predators. J Biol Control, 24(2): 110-115.

Fisher TW. 1963. Mass culture of Cryptolaemus and Leptomastix, natural enemies of citrus mealybug. Bull Calif Agric Exp Sta No. 797. p. 39.

Gore AB. 2012. Development and predatory potential of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri on Phenacoccus solenopsis. M.Sc. (Agri.) dissertation submitted to Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Parbhani (Unpublished).

Kulkarni CG. 2001. Studies on biology of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant and its susceptibility to some insecticides. M.Sc. (Agri.) dissertation submitted to Marathwada Krishi Vidypeeth, Parbhani (Unpublished).

Kulkarni NS. 2000. Evaluation of Australian lady-bird beetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant for the control of mealy bug of custard apple. M.Sc. (Agri.) dissertation submitted to Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (Unpublished).

Mani M, Thontadarya TS. 1987a. Record of mealybug species on grapevine in Karnataka. Curr Sci, 56(22): 1192.

Mani M, Thontadarya TS. 1987b. Biological studies on grapevine mealybug predator, Scymnus craccivora Aiyer (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera). J Biol Control, 1: 89-92.

Naik MI, Manjunath M, Pradeep S, Hanumanthswamy BC. 2003. Biology of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and its feeding potential on mulberry mealy bug. National Symposium and its Frontier Areas of Entomological Research, Nov 5-7 held at New Delhi; p. 471-485.

Saikia P, Balsubramanian A. 2000. Feeding potential and larval development of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Muls. on aphid and mealy bug. J Agric Sci, 13(1): 8-11.

Singh SP. 1978. Propagation of coccinellid beetle for biological control of citrus and coffee mealybugs.

Scientific Conference, CPA, Dec; 1978. p. 2.

Smith HS, Armitage HM. 1920. Biological control of mealy bugs in California. Calif State Dept AgriMonthly Bull, 9: 104-158.

Downloads

Published

2021-04-23

How to Cite

Surwase, S. R., S. S., S., & S. H., T. (2021). Predatory potential of <i>Cryptolaemus montrouzieri</i> Mulsant on mealybugs and aphids. Journal of Biological Control, 34(4), 308–311. https://doi.org/10.18311/jbc/2020/15537

Issue

Section

Research Notes