Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Harmonia octomaculata (F). as a predator of Leucaena psyllied


An insect species which belong to Coccinellidae has been found assosiated consistently with the leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla spp. in East Java. Laboratory observation proved that both larvae and adults of this insect are predators of Heteropsylla spp. The insect was identified as Harmonia octomaculata (Fabricius) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). Soekadar Wiryadipura, Nano Priyatno dkk.; Balai Penelitian Perkebunan Jember

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