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PestNet is a network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started in 1999. Anyone with an interest in plant protection is welcome to join. PestNet is free and is moderated, ensuring that messages are confined to plant protection.
Crops > Fruits & nuts > Lychee > How to control stink bugs, litchi, India
April 2012. A message from a member of ICAR, Ranchi, India enquiring how to control stink bugs in litchi. The stink bug Tessaratomapapillosa. The crop has been severely damaged.
It woud be worthwhile investigating the parasitic wasp, Anastatus japonicus, which can be reared on eggs of Antheraea pernyi and released into the lychee orchards; it is a parasite on the eggs of T. papillosa,
A vacuum cleaner has nnot been tried(!) as this article suggests (http://aussieorganicgardening.com/?p=607), but knocking them off the citrus with a broom was effective but tiring. Next pest oil was tried, then pyrethrum, and finally pyrethroid. That worked.