Effect of entomopathogenic nematodes on Plectrodera scalator (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
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Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 92:55-57.
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.
Keywordsbiological control, Cottonwood borer, Heterorhabditi,, nematodes, Plectrodera scalator, preconditioning, Steinernema
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.