Mealybugs and their Management in Agricultural and Horticultural crops

  • M. Mani
  • C. Shivaraju

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
    Pages 1-3
  3. Mealybugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 7-18
    3. Ramakrishna Sompalaym, Kokilamani A. Lingarajaiah, Raju G. Narayanappa, Jayaprakash, Venkatachalaiah Govindaiah
      Pages 19-54
    4. M. Mani
      Pages 55-74
    5. K. B. Rebijith, R. Asokan, N. K. Krishna Kumar
      Pages 75-86
    6. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 87-106
    7. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 107-111
    8. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 113-116
    9. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 117-122
    10. R. Selvarajan, V. Balasubramanian, B. Padmanaban
      Pages 123-130
    11. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 131-140
    12. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 141-148
    13. A. N. Shylesha, M. Mani
      Pages 149-171
    14. N. Bakthavatsalam
      Pages 173-198
    15. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 199-208
    16. M. Mani, C. Shivaraju
      Pages 209-222
    17. T. Venkatesan, S. K. Jalali, S. L. Ramya, M. Prathibha
      Pages 223-229
    18. M. Mani, Shaheen Gul
      Pages 231-236

About this book


This book is a compilation of information on all basic aspects of mealybugs, as well as management strategies for mealybug species affecting different crop plants in different countries. It highlights the latest information on morphology, cytogenetics, taxonomy, molecular characterization, biology, damage, ecology, natural enemies, ant association, control measures, insecticide resistance and pheromones – essential aspects which will equip researchers to pursue further research on mealybugs. The book examines current trends in the management of mealybugs for a variety of agricultural and horticultural crops, forest plants and mulberry in different countries, while also addressing the negative effects of chemical control methods and presenting success stories of mealybug control that utilize their natural enemies. It offers a valuable guide for crop growers, government officials and other stakeholders in the industry, as well as researchers and students engaged in related research and development activities.


Biology Mealybugs Cytogenetics Morphology Taxonomy Molecular characterization Ecology Natural Enemies Ant Association Insecticide Resistance Pheromones

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Mani
    • 1
  • C. Shivaraju
    • 2
  1. 1.of Horticultural ResearchIndian InstituteBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearBangaloreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2675-8
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2677-2
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