Infectivity and Virulence of Indigenous Entomopathogenic Nematodes to Mushroom Phorid Fly, <I>Megaselia sandhui</I> (Disney)

Authors

  • J. S. Lamba Department of Entomology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 125 004, Haryana
  • K. K. Walia Department of Nematology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 125 004, Haryana
  • K. K. Mrig Department of Entomology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 125 004, Haryana
  • R. K. Walia Department of Nematology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 125 004, Haryana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18311/jbc/2008/3778

Keywords:

Entomopathogenic Nematodes, <I>Heterorhabditis</I>, Infectivity, <I>Megaselia sandhui, Mushroom, Phorid flies, <I>Steinernema</I>, Virulence.

Abstract

Five indigenous isolates of entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernema abbasi, S. pakistanense, Steinernema sp. and two isolates of Heterorhabditis indica) were isolated and tested in vitro for their infectivity and virulence against phorid fly, Megaselia sandhui. Use of 24-welI tissue culture plates for testing infectivity was found not suitable. Sand barrier method revealed that only H. indica (isolate II) was promising in causing significant mortality of larvae of M. sandhui at nematode inoculum levels of 300 IJs and above per five larvae.

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Published

2008-12-13

How to Cite

Lamba, J. S., Walia, K. K., Mrig, K. K., & Walia, R. K. (2008). Infectivity and Virulence of Indigenous Entomopathogenic Nematodes to Mushroom Phorid Fly, <I>Megaselia sandhui</I> (Disney). Journal of Biological Control, 22(2), 411–416. https://doi.org/10.18311/jbc/2008/3778

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