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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 474-478
DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.474.478
Description and Seasonal Abundance of the Tea Mealybug, Pseudococcus viburni (Affinis) (Signoret) (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) Found on Tea in Iran
Habib Abbasipour and A. Taghavi

Abstract:
A survey of mealybugs occurring in tea gardens of north of Iran was conducted during 2003-2005 seasons. Obscure mealybug, Pseudococcus viburni (affinis) (Signoret) was recorded as dominant species from tea gardens of Mazandaran and Guilan provinces of north of Iran. This species is collected from all of tea gardens, where it was found infesting tea plants (Camellia sinensis var. sinensis) and some other host plants. Description of adult female and different instars of tea mealybug is given. In tea gardens of north of Iran, tea mealybug density increased rapidly to an early peak in April, followed by a decline and then a low, but steady density for remainder of the season until there was another decline in November. Across the tea gardens monitored, four generations per year are indicated by peaks in crawler density.
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Habib Abbasipour and A. Taghavi , 2007. Description and Seasonal Abundance of the Tea Mealybug, Pseudococcus viburni (Affinis) (Signoret) (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) Found on Tea in Iran. Journal of Entomology, 4: 474-478.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.474.478

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2007.474.478

 
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