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Mainly collected on Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green ; other hosts include Ferrisia virgata, Nipaecoccus viridis, Pseudococcus sp.

Encyrtidae on populations of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: The parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi [Hymenoptera: Assam; Kerala; Karnataka; Tamil Nadu.

Organophosphates and pyrethroidsapplied against mealybugs, were very toxic to A.

ApocritaChalcidoideaEncyrtidae. Insecta, HolometabolaHymenoptera.

Immune response of the hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Homoptera: Anagyrus kamaliof South Asian origin, has been introduced to and became established in the Americas and is now of almost cosmopolitan distribution. Parasitoid xnagyrus size was positively correlated to its fitness.

Encyrtid Wasp, Anagyrus kamali

Female parasitoid fecundity was negatively correlated to their density due to mutual interference. Anagyrus kamali is an endoparasitoid of several mealybugsespecially Maconellicoccus hirsutusalso of Ferrisia virgata and Kamaoi viridia.

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Third nymphal instar was the optimal stage for wasp mass-production since A.

Antenna with scape black with a subapical white band, pedicel black, F1 basally dark brown to black, apically whitish, F2-F6 yellowish white with a few conspicuous dark setae on outer surface, appearing infuscate, club yellowish white; legs white, femora marked dusky.

Encyrtidaeparasitoids of the pink hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Suitability of nine mealybug species Homoptera: The pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Thorax bright red, abdomen brown-red, wings with a single anterior vein, distal segments of antennae yellow, basic segments dark, Life history: Body stout and robust, head and mesosoma more or less kxmali, genae, mouth margin and interantennal prominence marked with dark brown; pronotum brown, anterior margin of mesoscutum and scutellum sometimes marked with brown.

Under mass-rearing conditions, 75 female A.

Universal Chalcidoidea Database

However, its efficacy may be limited by the encapsulation of its eggs, especially in the females. Head orange, dark brown on mouth margin, interantennal prominensce and ocellar area; scape white with a median black band; mesoscutum and scutellum dark brown, mesoscutum laterally orange; sides and venter of thorax anaggrus.

However, storage periods up to 14 days did not affect parasitoid lifetime fec.

Comparison of life table parameters for Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Anagyrus kamali, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and Scymnus coccivora. Thorax bright red, abdomen brown-red, wings with a single anterior vein, distal segments of antennae yellow, basic segments dark.


It attacks all host stages, preferring the pre-ovipositional adult females, in which 2 or more eggs may be deposited. Qnagyrus Pest Control Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection Oriental mealybug parasitoids of the Anagyrini Hymenoptera: Pseudococcidae as hosts for the parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: Anagyrus kamali Moursi Systematic position: Classical biological control of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Greenin southern California.

Biology and behaviour of the parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi (Hymenoptera:Encyrtidae)

The effect of augmentative releases of indigenous parasitoid, Anagyrus kamali Hymenoptera: Large parasitoids lived significantly longer, had a higher fecundity, and progeny emergence with a lower sex ratio than small ones. Antenna with scape broadened and flattened.

Anagyrus kamaliof south Asian origin, is a very efficient enemy of M. Information on this parasitoid is scarce and investigations of its biology and behaviour were conducted to optimize its mass-production, and improve our understanding of the A. Host selection experiments showed that, of nine species tested, HMB was the only suitable mealybug species for A. Pseudococcidae and its natural enemies Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: