Impact of Vairimorpha necatrix and Vairimorpha sp. (Microspora: Microsporida) on Bonnetia comta (Diptera: Tachinidae) within Agrotis ipsilon (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) hosts☆☆☆

@inproceedings{Cossentine1986ImpactOV,
  title={Impact of Vairimorpha necatrix and Vairimorpha sp. (Microspora: Microsporida) on Bonnetia comta (Diptera: Tachinidae) within Agrotis ipsilon (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) hosts☆☆☆},
  author={Joan E. Cossentine and Leslie C. Lewis},
  year={1986}
}
Abstract The effect of Vairimorpha necatrix and Vairimorpha sp. on Bonnetia comta developing within pathogen-treated black cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon , hosts was studied. Parasitism by B. comta did not interfere with the near 100% mortality of A. ipsilon caused by either Vairimorpha species. Both microsporidia decreased the number of B. comta able to pupate from a. ipsilon hosts, the days required for adult parasitoid eclosion, and the weights of the puparia. Only in the V. necatrix treatments… CONTINUE READING