The Pathogenicity of Neoaplectana carpocapsae to Blackfly Larvae
|Title||The Pathogenicity of Neoaplectana carpocapsae to Blackfly Larvae|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1980|
|Authors||Molloy, DP, Gaugler, RR, Jamnback, H|
|Journal||Journal of Invertebrate Pathology|
|Keywords||biological control of blackflies, Neoaplectana carpocapsae, Simulium spp.|
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.