Records of Pharoscymnus horni (Wiese) and Chilocorus nigritus (Fabricius) from eastern Uttar Pradesh - two indigenous predators of sugarcane scale insect, Melanaspis glomerata (Green)


Misra, M.P.; Pawar, A.D.; Samujh, R.

Indian Journal of Entomology 45(4): 492-493

1983


During a survey of the natural enemies of Melanaspis glomerata on sugarcane in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, the indigenous coccinellids Pharoscymnus horni and Chilocorus nigritus were recorded preying on the pest. However, the population build-up of these predators in the region was slow due to various ecological and physical factors.