Laboratory and Field Evaluation of the Entomopathogenic Fungus, Conidiobolus coronatus for Controlling Ricania simulans (Walker) (Recaniidae: Hemiptera)

Kibar A. K. , Eken C., Guclu S., Genc T., Sekban R.

EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL, cilt.24, sa.2, ss.455-459, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.455-459


Conidiobolus coronatus is a major opportunistic insect pathogen belongs to order Entomophthorales which is distributed worldwide. Effect of C. coronatus against nymphs of Ricania simulans (Walker) (Recaniidae: Hemiptera) was studied under laboratory and field conditions. In laboratory, three isolates (Cc 1, Cc2 and Cc3) of C. coronatus were assessed against nymphs of R. simulans, at a single dose (1x10(7) conidia mL(-1)) on tea leaflets. Mortality percentage after a six-day period reached 100% and the median lethal time (LT50) values ranged from 3.19 to 3.66 days. In a field, C. coronatus strain Cc3 was assessed against nymphs of this pest, at a single dose (1x10(7) conidia mL(-1)) on apple plants. The LT50 values for nymphs were 4.33 days. Obtained findings suggest that C. coronatus strain Cc3 is a potent entomopathogenic agent that could be included against R. simulans in IPM programs.