Discovery of Cryptolæmus montrouzieri Mulsant (Coccinellidæ, Coleoptera, Insecta) in Bangalore, South India
M. PUTTARUDRIAH, G.
P. CHANNABASAVANNA & B. KRISHNA MURTI
M. PUTTARUDRIAH, G. P. CHANNABASAVANNA & B. KRISHNA MURTI
Entomology, Department of Agriculture, Bangalore. Nov. 28.
Cryptolæmus montrouzieri Mulsant (Coccinellidæ, Coleoptera), which was imported in 1892 by Albert Koebele1 into California from Australia to attack the citrus mealybugs, is a well-known predator on different mealybugs and is second in importance only to Rodolia cardinalis Mulsant. A considerable literature has accumulated on its importation into and colonization later in various countries such as France, Italy, Egypt, Philippines, Hawaii, etc., for dealing with various mealybug pests, particularly Pseudococcus spp. attacking different plants.
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