First Record of Lantana Mealybug, Phenacoccus parvus Morrison (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), as a Pest on China Aster from South India
Heavy population of lantana mealybug, Phenacoccus parvus Morrison, was recorded on China aster, Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees, in pest proportions at Bangalore, South India, both on the collar region and roots. About 25% of the plants were infested by the mealybug. Infested plants showed stunted growth and did not bear flowers seen in healthy plants. Field and mounted characters of P. parvus are presented in the paper
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