Virulence of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) on Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae): laboratory and field trials.

@article{LezamaGutirrez2000VirulenceOM,
  title={Virulence of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) on Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae): laboratory and field trials.},
  author={Roberto Lezama-Guti{\'e}rrez and A Trujillo-de la Luz and Jaime molina-oChoa and O. Rebolledo-Dom{\'i}nguez and Alfonso Pescador and M. L{\'o}pez-Edwards and Mart{\'i}n Aluja},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2000},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={1080-4}
}
Twenty isolates of the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch). Sorkin (Ma) were evaluated to determine their virulence against last instar and adult emergence of Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Loew). Larvae were exposed by immersion in a conidial suspension at a concentration of 10(8) UFC/ml under laboratory conditions. Larvae and pupae cumulative mortality rates ranged from 37.9 to 98.75%. Thirteen isolates caused mortality rates > 83.7%, and their LT50 values ranged from 1.8 to 6.2 d… CONTINUE READING