Epizootics of Entomophthora sp. on Mango Inflorescence Hopper, Idioscopus nitidulus (Walker)


Affiliations

  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Division of Entomology and Nematology, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 089, India

Abstract

The inflorescence hopper, Idioscopus nitidulus (Walker), is an economically important pest during flowering period of mango. An outbreak of entomopathogenic fungal infection of Entomophthora sp. causing about 87.88 per cent mortality of I. nitidulus adults was recorded during the off-season. This is the first report of Entomopthora species infecting I. nitidulus.

Keywords

Idioscopus nitidulus, Epizootic, Entomophthora sp.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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