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The Pathogenicity of Neoaplectana carpocapsae to Blackfly Larvae

TitleThe Pathogenicity of Neoaplectana carpocapsae to Blackfly Larvae
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsMolloy, DP, Gaugler, RR, Jamnback, H
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume36
Pagination302-306
Keywordsbiological control of blackflies, Neoaplectana carpocapsae, Simulium spp.
Abstract

Laboratory assays indicated that infective-stage juveniles of Neoaplectana carpocapsae are highly pathogenic to Simulium spp. larvae. Instar susceptibility increased with larval size, with early instars being nonsusceptible. High rates of mortality (75 – 100%) were achieved in assays against late instars. These results indicate that N. carpocapsae may have potential value as a blackfly biocontrol agent.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022201180900397
DOI10.1016/0022-2011(80)90039-7