Journal of Applied Entomology (2018) 142, 33-36

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S. Biganski, J.A. Jehle and R.G. Kleespies (2018)
Bacillus thuringiensis serovar. israelensis has no effect on Drosophila suzukii Matsumura
Journal of Applied Entomology 142 (1-2), 33-36
Abstract: The spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an invasive species to the USA, and Europe and biological control methods are urgently sought for. In this study, the potential of commercial microbial control products based on the Dipteran-specific B. thuringiensis serovar. israelensis (B.t.i.) were evaluated in laboratory experiments. These products were tested on SWD larvae and adults but neither one showed more than 10% mortality. A repellent effect of the products to SWD adults was also ruled out. We conclude that B.t.i. products are not suitable for SWD control.
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Database assignments for author(s): Johannes A. Jehle, Regina G. Kleespies

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


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Drosophila suzukii Germany
Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (entomopathogen)