Tailed mealy bug

Tailed mealy bug: Ferrisa virgata

Symptoms of damage:

  • Premature dropping of fruit.

Identification of pest:

  • Nymph – Yellowish to pale white.
  • Adult – Females apterous, long, slender covered with white waxy secretions


  • Triozhophos 2 ml+ neem oil 5 ml/1, phosalone 35 EC 1.5 ml+ neem oil 5 ml/1.
  • Release Cryptolaemous montrouzieri beetles @ 10/tree.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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