Gaint mealybug

Gaint mealybug: Drosicha mangiferae

Symptoms of damage:

  • Drying of leaves and inflorescence
  • Presence of pinkish nymphs and adult mealy bugs on fruit and fruit stalk.

Identification of pest:

  • Pinkish nymph.


  • Remove weeds like Clerodendrum inflortunatum and grasses by ploughing during June-July.
  • Band the trees with 20 cm wide alkalthene of polythene (400 gauge) in the middle of December (50 cm above the ground level and just below the junction of branching).
  • Stem with jute thread and apply a little mud of fruit tree grease on the lower edge of the band.
  • If necessary apply chlopyriphos 20EC 2.5 ml/l
  • Release of Australian ladybird beetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri @ 10/tree



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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