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Impact of Metarhizium brunneum (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) on pre-imaginal Rhagoletis indifferens (Diptera: Tephritidae) within and on the surface of orchard soil
- Cossentine, J., Jaronski, S., Thistlewood, H., Yee, W.
- Biocontrol science and technology 2011 v.21 no.12 pp. 1501
- Clavicipitaceae, Metarhizium, Rhagoletis indifferens, abnormal development, biological control, conidia, entomopathogenic fungi, insect control, larvae, mycoses, orchard soils, pupae
- When last instar laboratory-reared Rhagoletis indifferens were allowed to pupate within non-sterile orchard soil containing incorporated Metarhizium brunneum isolate F52 conidia, a dose-related proportion died from developmental abnormalities and mycosis. When larvae entered soil superficially treated with M. brunneum, over 80% of the pupae died of developmental abnormalities.