Spirotetramat is active against a wide spectrum of sucking insects, including aphids, scales (soft and armored), mealybugs
, whiteflies, psyllids, and selected thrips species (Grafton-Cardwell et al.
Cryptolaemus, an insect of the ladybug family, is a natural predator of the Mealybug
If you have a mealybug
problem in your greenhouse or conservatory, you can spray with either chemical bug killers or organic fatty acid based sprays.
TOP TEN Pests 1) Slugs and snails 2) Vine weevils 3) Capsid bugs 4) Mice and voles 5) Cushion scales 6) Spider mites 7) Mealybugs
8) Plum moths 9) Ants 10) Lily beetles
Current projects there include work with water hyacinth, alligatorweed, Brazilian pepper-tree, fanwort, balloon vine, pompom weed, Brazilian waterweed, water primrose, Lippia, Parkinsonia, water lettuce, imported fire ants, glassy-winged sharpshooter, cactus moth, little fire ant, and cactus mealybug
Africa-wide biological control efforts against the cassava mealybug
have benefitted 10 to 15 million farm families and has generated over US$100 in income for every US$1 spent.
Biology of citrus mealybug
, Planococcus citri (Risso) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae).
Our results demonstrated that a mutually beneficial relationship exists between ghost ants and the invasive mealybug
under the pressure of enemies.
The pink hibiscus mealybug
(PHM) has a dainty name, but don't let it fool you.
A I'M afraid your orchid is infested with a horrible pest called a mealybug
Among the most serious of recent invasive scales is the pink hibiscus mealybug
(Maconellicoccus hirsutus), an Asian native that affects more than 200 plant species.
Blackfly, greenfly, mealybug
, scale, woolly aphids and lily beetle have also been basking in the sun.
, the cure is a predatory ladybird called Cryptolaemus and its larva.
(Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) species have been reported as insect vectors of the plant-infecting Cacao swollen shoot virus (genus Badnavirus, family Caulimoviridae), which causes swollen shoot disease of cocoa plants (Theobroma cacao L.
A It sounds as though your plant, usually known as the Flamingo Flower, has been attacked by mealybug
and possibly scale insect.