Autodissemination of Beau v eria bassiana by Sap Beetles ( Coleoptera : Nitidulidae ) to Overwintering Sites

Abstract

An autoinoculative device was used to test the ability of sap beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) to carry a specific strain of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin to overwintering sites in a multiyear field study. The device was baited with the pheromone and coattractants for the dusky sap beetle (Carpophilus lugubris Murray) and placed in the field in… (More)

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