Citrus mealybug

Cultural and biological control methods

Release of predator fauna:
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Leptomastix dactilopii
Anagyrus pseudococci
Avoid the use of insecticides toxic to Cryptolaemus.

Critical stage


Treatment criteria

This pest can only be combated optimally via biological control. Treat only when 20% of fruit show attack and biological control has been unsuccessful.

Active material recommended

Chemical treatment not usually necessary.
Summer mineral oil

Scientific name

Planococcus citri Risso