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Antenna with scape broadened and flattened. Anagyrus kamali is an endoparasitoid of several mealybugsespecially Maconellicoccus hirsutusalso anagyruss Ferrisia virgata and Nipaecoccus viridia.

International Pest Control Pseudococcidae as hosts for the parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: Pseudococcidaeon San Andres Island, Colombia. Third nymphal instar was the optimal stage for wasp mass-production since A.

Thorax bright red, abdomen brown-red, wings with a single anterior vein, kmali segments of antennae yellow, basic segments dark, Life history: Encyrtidaeparasitoids of the pink hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Information on this parasitoid is scarce and investigations of its biology and behaviour were conducted to optimize its mass-production, and improve our understanding of the A.


Under mass-rearing conditions, 75 female A. Journal of Insect Physiology Host selection experiments showed that, of nine species tested, HMB was the only suitable mealybug species for A. Scientific name Anagyrus kamali Moursi Taxonomic position Hymenoptera: Used in applied biological control programmes against hibiscus mealybug.

Anagyrus kamali

Large parasitoids lived significantly longer, had a higher fecundity, and progeny emergence with a lower sex ratio than small ones. Comparison of life table parameters for Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Anagyrus kamali, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and Scymnus coccivora.

Organophosphates and pyrethroidsapplied against mealybugs, were very toxic to A. Thorax bright red, abdomen brown-red, wings with a single anterior vein, distal segments of antennae yellow, basic segments dark.

ApocritaChalcidoideaEncyrtidae. Anagyrus kamali Moursi Systematic position: Anagyrus kamali Moursi, a parasitoid of the hibiscus mealybug, Phenacoccus hirsutus Green.

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Classical biological control of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Greenin southern California. However, kamail periods up to 14 days did not affect parasitoid lifetime fec. Parasitoid body size was positively correlated to its fitness. Bulletin of Entomological Research Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection It attacks all host stages, preferring the pre-ovipositional adult females, in which 2 or more eggs may be deposited.


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Mainly collected on Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green ; other hosts include Ferrisia virgata, Nipaecoccus viridis, Pseudococcus sp. Anagyrus kamaliof south Asian origin, is a very efficient enemy of M.

Female parasitoid fecundity was negatively correlated to their density due to mutual interference. The parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi [Hymenoptera: The effect of five insecticides on Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Homoptera: Oriental mealybug parasitoids of the Anagyrini Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae on populations of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Hemiptera: Suitability of nine mealybug species Homoptera: Anagyrrus stout and robust, head and mesosoma more or less orange, genae, mouth margin and interantennal prominence marked with dark brown; pronotum brown, anterior margin of mesoscutum and scutellum sometimes marked with brown.

Progeny production by mated females was also higher than that of virgin females. Assam; Kerala; Karnataka; Tamil Nadu. Anagyrus kamaliof South Asian origin, has been introduced to and became established in the Americas and is now of almost cosmopolitan distribution.