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Effect of entomopathogenic nematodes on Plectrodera scalator (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

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Fallon, Declan J.; Solter, Leellen F.; Bauer, Leah S.; Miller, Deborah L.; Cate, James R.; McManus, Michael L.

Year Published

2006

Publication

Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 92:55-57.

Abstract

Entomopathogenic nematodes were screened for efficacy against the cottonwood borer, Plectrodera scalator (Fabricius). Steinernema feltiae SN and S. carpocapsae All killed 58 and 50% of larvae, respectively, in Wlter paper bioassays but less than 10% in diet cup bioassays. S. glaseri NJ, S. riobrave TX, and H. indica MG-13 killed less than 10% of larvae in both assays. H. marelata IN was ineVective in the diet cup bioassay and killed 12.9% of larvae in a Wlter paper bioassay. The nematode isolates we tested are not suitable for use as biological control agents against P. scalator.

Keywords

biological control; Cottonwood borer; Heterorhabditi;; nematodes; Plectrodera scalator; preconditioning; Steinernema

Citation

Fallon, Declan J.; Solter, Leellen F.; Bauer, Leah S.; Miller, Deborah L.; Cate, James R.; McManus, Michael L. 2006. Effect of entomopathogenic nematodes on Plectrodera scalator (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 92:55-57.

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