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Anagyrus kamali

kamzli The effect of augmentative releases of indigenous parasitoid, Anagyrus kamali Hymenoptera: Classical biological control of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus anagyurs Greenin southern California. Assam; Kerala; Karnataka; Tamil Nadu. Scientific name Anagyrus kamali Moursi Taxonomic position Hymenoptera: The pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: Large parasitoids lived significantly longer, had a higher fecundity, and progeny emergence with a lower sex ratio than small ones.

Thorax bright red, abdomen brown-red, wings with a single anterior vein, distal segments of antennae yellow, basic segments dark, Life history: Anagyrus kamaliof south Asian origin, is a very efficient enemy of M.

Bulletin of Entomological Research Under mass-rearing conditions, 75 female A. Antenna with scape broadened and flattened. All items in eScholarship McGill are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.

Comparison of life table parameters for Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Anagyrus kamali, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and Scymnus coccivora. Third nymphal instar kamalo the optimal stage for wasp mass-production since A.

Journal of Insect Physiology However, storage periods up to 14 days did not affect parasitoid lifetime fec. Host selection experiments showed that, of kamsli species tested, HMB was the only suitable mealybug species for A. Oriental mealybug parasitoids of the Anagyrini Hymenoptera: Parasitoid body size was positively correlated to its fitness. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection Thorax bright red, abdomen brown-red, wings with a single anterior vein, distal segments of antennae yellow, basic segments dark.


Head orange, dark brown on mouth margin, interantennal prominensce and ocellar area; scape white with a median black band; mesoscutum and scutellum dark brown, mesoscutum laterally orange; sides and venter of thorax orange.

Anagyrus kamali

Used in applied biological control programmes against hibiscus mealybug. Scientific name Anagyrus kamali Moursi. Pseudococcidaeto oviposition of the parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: Anagyrus kamaliof South Asian origin, has been introduced to and became established in the Americas and is now of almost cosmopolitan distribution.

Progeny production by mated females was also higher than that of virgin females. Body 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.

Suitability of nine mealybug species Homoptera: Encyrtidae on populations of Maconellicoccus hirsutus 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. Pseudococcidae as hosts for the parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi Hymenoptera: The parasitoid Anagyrus kamali Moursi [Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae] has been recently introduced into the Caribbean as a biological control agent against the Hibiscus Mealybug HMBMaconellicoccus hirsutus Green [Homoptera: The effect of five insecticides on Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Homoptera: Immune response of the hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Homoptera: International Pest Control Insecta, HolometabolaHymenoptera.


Anagyrus kamali is an endoparasitoid of several mealybugs anagurus, especially Maconellicoccus hirsutusalso of Ferrisia virgata and Nipaecoccus viridia. Mainly collected on Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green ; other hosts include Ferrisia virgata, Nipaecoccus viridis, Pseudococcus sp.

Pseudococcidaeon San Andres Island, Colombia. Pseudococcidae and its natural enemies Anagyrus kamali Kamalj Hymenoptera: Antenna with scape black with a subapical white band, pedicel black, F1 basally dark brown to black, apically whitish, F2-F6 yellowish white with a few conspicuous dark setae on outer surface, appearing infuscate, club yellowish white; legs white, femora marked dusky.

Encyrtid Wasp, Anagyrus kamali

Female parasitoid fecundity was negatively correlated to their density due to mutual interference. Studies on mating showed that A. It attacks all host stages, preferring the pre-ovipositional adult females, in which 2 or more eggs may be deposited.

Organophosphates and anagyrrusapplied against mealybugs, were very toxic to A. Anagyrus kamali Moursi, a parasitoid of the hibiscus mealybug, Phenacoccus hirsutus Green. Body size as an indicator of parasitoid quality in male and female Anagyrus kamali Hymenoptera: Encyrtidaeparasitoids of the pink hibiscus mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green Hemiptera: However, its efficacy may be limited by the encapsulation of its eggs, especially in the females.

Anagyrus kamali Moursi Systematic position: