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Tolypocladium cylindrosporum Gams (Deuteromycetes, Moniliaceae) as a biological control agent against the window midge Sylvicola cinctus Fabr. (Diptera: Anisopodidae)
- Ekbom, B.
- Biocontrol science and technology 1993 v.3 no.3 pp. 309-313
- wood, insect control, biological control, entomopathogenic fungi, new geographic records
- Larvae of Sylvicola cinctus Fabr. were found killed by an entomopathogenic fungus, Tolypocladium cylindrosporum Gams, in Vetlanda, Sweden. This is the first report of this fungus as an insect pathogen from Sweden. The fungus was cultured and sprayed on aspen log piles in an attempt to reduce population levels. In September 1992, when maximum abundance is expected, the area treated with T. cylindrosporum had significantly fewer midges than an untreated area. Possibilities for biological control are discussed.