Florida Entomologist (2004) 87, 625-627

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Steven M. Valles and Juan A. Briano (2004)
Presence of Thelohania solenopsae and Vairimorpha invictae in South American populations of Solenopsis invicta
Florida Entomologist 87 (4), 625-627
Abstract: Thelohania solenopsae - and Vairimorpha invictae -infected Solenopsis invicta from South America were genotyped at the Gp-9 locus to determine their social form. Unlike counterparts in the United States, monogyne nests are infected with both microsporidia species in South America.
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Database assignments for author(s): Steven M. Valles

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
environment/habitat manipulation
population dynamics/epizootiology


Pest and/or beneficial records:

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


Solenopsis invicta Argentina
Solenopsis invicta Paraguay
Kneallhazia solenopsae (entomopathogen) Solenopsis invicta Argentina
Kneallhazia solenopsae (entomopathogen) Solenopsis invicta Paraguay
Vairimorpha invictae (entomopathogen) Solenopsis invicta Argentina