Studies on two predatory Coccinellid beetles, Pharoscymnus horni Weise and Chilocorus nigritus Fab., feeding on sugar-cane scales Aspidiotus glomeratus G

Dorge, S.K.; Dalaya, V.P.; Pradhan, A.G.

Labdev Journal of Science and Technology, B Life Sciences 10(3/4): 138-141


Melanaspis (Aspidiotus) glomeratas (Green), which had previously been considered as a minor pest, has of recent years caused considerable damage to sugar-cane in the Indian State of Maharashtra, reducing the yield by 5-10 tons/acre and also reducing the sucrose content of the cane.