Striped mealy bug

Striped mealy bugFerrisia virgata

Symptoms of damage:

  • Presence of white mealy mass on the terminal shoots and under surface of the leaves
  • Yellowing of older leaves

Identification of pest:

  • Adult – Female has long filaments on the posterior end of the body


  • Collect and destroy egg masses and caterpillars
  • Use burning torch to kill the congregating larvae
  • Use light trap to attract and kill the adults
  • Spray methyl demeton 25 EC@ 0.05%or dimethoate 30 EC @ 0.06%
  • Field release of Cryptoleamus montrouzieri 20 per tree



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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