Ocorrência natural de Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuilleman (Moniliales: Moniliaceae) sobre o cascudinho, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), em aviário comercial de Cascavel, PR

@inproceedings{Alves2005OcorrnciaND,
  title={Ocorr{\^e}ncia natural de Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuilleman (Moniliales: Moniliaceae) sobre o cascudinho, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), em avi{\'a}rio comercial de Cascavel, PR},
  author={Luis Francisco Angeli Alves and Mariana Hollanda Gassen and F G S Pinto and Pedro Manuel Oliveira Janeiro Neves and S{\'e}rgio Batista Alves},
  year={2005}
}
One of the main problems in poultry houses in Brazil is the lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer. This insect inhabits the litter, manure and soil of poultry houses, feeding on bird manure, cadavers and spilt feed. The lesser mealworm serves as a reservoir of many animal pathogens. Chickens also feed readily on the beetles in infested litter and this sometimes causes nutritional problems and affects weight gain. Current control measures are generally unsatisfactory and microbial… CONTINUE READING

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