Biocontrol Science and Technology (2017) 27, 439-444

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Francesco Paoli, Leonardo Marianelli, Giulia Torrini, Giuseppe Mazza, Claudia Benvenuti, Giovanni Bosio, Davide Venanzio, Eustachio Tarasco, Michael Klein and Pio Federico Roversi (2017)
Differential susceptibility of Popillia japonica 3rd instars to Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Italian strain) at three different seasons
Biocontrol Science and Technology 27 (3), 439-444
Abstract: The scarab beetle Popillia japonica, a pest native to northern Japan, has been recently found in Italy. Entomopathogenic nematodes are useful for biological control of this invasive insect. Previous work showed that 1st and 2nd larval stages are more susceptible to nematodes than 3rd instars. We tested the effectiveness of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in the laboratory against P. japonica 3rd instars. Experiments were conducted in Italy with larvae field collected in the fall, winter and spring, showing a significant decrease in effectiveness from the fall to spring.
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Database assignments for author(s): Michael G. Klein, Pio Federico Roversi, Giuseppe Mazza, Francesco Paoli, Giulia Torrini

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
evaluation - screening - selection

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Popillia japonica Italy
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora/Photorhabdus (entomopathogen) Popillia japonica Italy