Florida Entomologist (2006) 89, 524-526

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Jorge Toledo, Romeo Rojas and Jorge E. Ibarra (2006)
Efficiency of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Nematoda: Heterorhabditidae) on Anastrepha serpentina (Diptera: Tephritidae) larvae under laboratory conditions
Florida Entomologist 89 (4), 524-526
Abstract: The infectivity of the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora was tested on third instars of the tropical fruit fly, Anastrepha serpentina, under laboratory conditions. An LC50 was estimated at 36.0 ± 5.4 IJ /cm2 of sandy soil, adjusted to 15% humidity, with 5-cm-deep infectivity units. Significant amounts of nematodes are required to obtain satisfactory control levels, as shown by 3 x the LC50 value. This is the first report on the susceptibility of the tropical fruit fly larvae to H. bacteriophora. Potential of this nematode as a biological control agent of this pest should be corroborated under field conditions.
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Database assignments for author(s): Jorge Toledo, Jorge E. Ibarra

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


Pest and/or beneficial records:

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


Anastrepha serpentina
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora/Photorhabdus (entomopathogen) Anastrepha serpentina