Bacterial/prokaryote diseases of beneficial insects

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa (SEM) (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Janice Haney Carr, CDC
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Bacterial/prokaryote diseases of beneficial insects

The diseases of beneficial insects insects like honey bees include various bacteria but also some prokaryote diseases like Spiroplasma melliferum. Economically the most important pathogen is Paenibacillus larvae which causes American foulbrood.


Currently, the following genera and individual species have been entered into the system: