Susceptibility of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) larvae and pupae to entomopathogenic nematodes.

@article{Ellis2010SusceptibilityOA,
  title={Susceptibility of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) larvae and pupae to entomopathogenic nematodes.},
  author={James D. Ellis and Sebastian Spiewok and Keith S. Delaplane and Sven Buchholz and Peter Neumann and Walker L Tedders},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
In this study, we evaluated the potential use of entomopathogenic nematodes as a control for the beetle Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). In particular, we conducted 1) four screening bioassays to determine nematode (seven species, 10 total strains tested) and application level effects on A. tumida larvae and pupae, 2) a generational persistence bioassay to determine whether single inoculations with nematodes would control multiple generations of A. tumida larvae in treated soil… CONTINUE READING