White grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) associated with Nepalese agriculture and their control with the indigenous entomopathogenic fungus "Metarhizium anisopliae" (Metsch.) Sorokin

  title={White grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) associated with Nepalese agriculture and their control with the indigenous entomopathogenic fungus "Metarhizium anisopliae" (Metsch.) Sorokin},
  author={G. C. Yubak Dhoj},
Grub Density of Lepidiota mansueta (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Different Habitats of the Majuli River Island of Assam, India
Grub density of Lepidiota mansueta beetle was assessed in five ecologically different habitats viz., open grassland; open cultivated land; cultivated field near tree; grassland near stream andExpand
Molecular Characterization and Physiological Aspects of Lepidiota mansueta Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae
Investigation of Lepidiota mansueta, a major white grub species endemic to Majuli river island of Assam, revealed distinct sexual dimorphism in the antennal segments between the male and female beetles and molecular analysis of genetic diversity revealed that all species were dissimilar to one another. Expand
Eco Friendly Approach for Management of White Grub Holotrichia serrata (Blanch) in Sugarcane
There is a growing concern about susceptibility of sugarcane production as the growth rate has stagnated and rather declining trend is seen in Tamil Nadu. Expand
Towards a Landscape Perspective of Diseases in Plants: An Overview and Review of a Critical but Overlooked Ecology Issue in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region
Diseases in plants are important because they are the underlying causes of reduction in quality and quantity of productivity of crops, herbs, woods, and other products. While few diseases areExpand
Activity of strains of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch) Sorokin against white grub (Chiloloba acuta, Scarabaeidae, Coleoptera) under laboratory condition in Nepal
From results it is concluded that the tested strains of entomopathogenic fungi have potential as microbial control agents in managing white grubs in laboratory and it is suggested to be tested under farmers field condition. Expand
Monitoring of Scarab Beetles using Light Trap in Horticulture Field of Paklihawa Campus, Rupandehi, Nepal
An experiment was conducted in Horticulture field of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Paklihawa, Nepal to know the status of Scarabaeid beetle species and population by using lightExpand
Seasonal life cycle and biology of Lepidiota mansueta (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): a serious root-feeding pest in India
There was no evidence that the adults fed on plants either in the field or in the laboratory and hence this species has the unique distinction of being the first Indian phytophagous white grub species with nonfeeding adults. Expand
Abundance and Diversity of Scarabaeid Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Different Farming Areas in Nepal
An inventory of scarabaeid beetles associated with the five different farming areas in Nepal was developed and creates a base for further studies of beetles and for the developement of conservation and management strategies in Nepal. Expand


Biocatalysis by dehalogenating enzymes.
  • D. Janssen
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Advances in applied microbiology
  • 2007
This chapter emphasizes on the microbial origin and distribution of these enzymes, their biochemical properties, and their engineering and use in biocatalysis, as well as for their applicability in recycling and detoxifying trichloropropane. Expand
Microbial control of white grubs with entomopathogenic fungi and its value in integrated pest management (IPM) in Nepal
The possibilities to develop mycoinsecticides and to integrate them into existing pest management (IMP) systems are considered as very promising. Expand
Studies on the use ofMetarhizium anisopliae to controlOryctes rhinoceros
It was found that M. anisopliae survived in breeding site materials for at least 24 months, with survival not greatly affected by the type of material or by seasonal factors. Expand
Detection of toxic metabolites in the hemolymph ofBeauveria bassiana infectedSpodoptera exigua larvae
The biological activities and biochemical properties suggest that novel compounds are produced during B. bassiana mycosis, which has the ability to disrupt metamorphosis, killing treated larvae at the wandering or pupal stage. Expand
Distribution of insect pathogenic soil fungi in Switzerland with special reference to Beauveria brongniartii and Metharhizium anisopliae
Between 1998 and 2000 soil samples from 82fields in north, east, central and south westof Switzerland were analysed for presence ofinsect pathogenic soil fungi using a selectivemedium and theExpand
Susceptibility of the legume flower thrips to Metarhizium anisopliae on different varieties of cowpea
Observations on the effects of airborne volatiles and crude extracts of this variety revealed an inhibitory effect on fungal germination, colony forming units and growth, which suggests the existence of anti-fungal substances in the tolerant variety. Expand
Temperature and moisture requirements for conidial germination of an isolate of Beauveria bassiana, pathogenic to Rhodnius prolixus
The effects of temperature, relative humidity and water activity on germination of conidia of an isolate of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. pathogenic to the triatomine vector of Chagas' disease,Expand
Belowground herbivory by insects: influence on plants and aboveground herbivores.
In later successional habitats, root feeders appear to be the more potent force in driving plant performance and plant community composition and their importance in natural areas, particularly in the tropics. Expand
Laboratory and Field Evaluation of the Entomopathogenic Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) for Controlling Questing Adult Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)
The results indicate that M. anisopliae was highly pathogenic to unfed adult ticks and showed potential for controlling questing adult I. scapularis. Expand