Journal of Medical Entomology (2007) 44, 799-804

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C. Luz, M.H.H. Tai, A.H. Santos, L.F.N. Rocha, D.A.S. Albernaz and H.H.G. Silva (2007)
Ovicidal activity of entomopathogenic hyphomycetes on Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) under laboratory conditions
Journal of Medical Entomology 44 (5), 799-804
Abstract: The ovicidal activity of 21 hyphomycete fungi species against Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) was tested. Fungi with ovicidal activity developed on high numbers of eggs (>70%) during 25 d of exposure. A clear ovicidal activity with low values of hatch (1.3-40%) was observed after 25 d of incubation with Isaria farinosa (Holm: Fries) Fries, Paecilomyces carneus (Duché and Heim) Brown and Smith, Paecilomyces marquandii (Massee) Hughes, Isaria fumosorosea (Wize), Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschnikoff) Sorokin, Penicillium sp., Paecilomyces lilacinus (Thom) Samson, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin, and Evlachovaea kintrischica Borisov and Tarasov. More than 63% of eggs hatched after 25-d exposures to 11 other fungi species deemed as ineffective. These are the first results to show the effects of entomopathogenic fungi against eggs of Ae. aegypti, and they suggest their potential as control agents of this vector.
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Database assignments for author(s): Christian Luz

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


Pest and/or beneficial records:

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


Aedes aegypti
Beauveria bassiana (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Cordyceps fumosorosea (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Metarhizium anisopliae (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Cordyceps farinosa (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Paecilomyces marquandii (biocontrol agent) Aedes aegypti
Purpureocillium lilacinum (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Paecilomyces carneus (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti
Evlachovaea kintrischica (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti