Manage Mealy bugs on Papaya

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     Mealy bugs on Papaya leaves1

The Papaya Mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a small polyphagous sucking insect which can invade many crops including papaya.

     Mealy bugs on Papaya crop

Mealy Bugs usually found more in warmer climate. Their feeding habit is sucking the juice of plant parts by inserting long sucking mouthparts into tissues and draws sap out the tissue. 

Symptoms of mealy bug infestation on Papaya

Infestation of the mealybug appears as clusters of cotton-like masses on the above-ground portion of plants with long waxy filaments.

     Mealy bugs on Papaya leaves

The leaves become crinkled, yellowish and wither.

Plant growth is reduced and fruit quality will be poor.

The honey dew excreted by the bug which makes plants sticky and encourages the growth of black sooty mould formation impairs photosynthetic efficiency of the affected plants.

      Mealy bugs on Papaya

Products to control Mealy bugs on Papaya

1. Sprays


Dosage per litre of water

Trade Name


0.5 gm

 Anant or  Actara or Caper


2 gm


Spirotetramat 11.01% + Imidacloprid 11.01% w/w SC (240 SC)







     Chemicals to control mealy bugs in Papaya

To apply under the infested tree on the soil


Dosage per plant

Trade Name

Cartap Hydrochloride 4% G

20-30 gm/Plant

Caldan 4G

3% Granular formulation of Carbofuran


Furadan 3G


                          Chemicals to control mealy bugs in Papaya through soil


Created by:

Navya Shree,



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  • Subramani.P

    Need information about mealy bugs on tapioca plant

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