Effect of Beauveria bassiana, Bacillus thuringiensis, and Steinernema carpocapsa on adult wax moth Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2012, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 359-370
A laboratory study was conducted in the college of Agriculture, University of Baghdad to explain the impact of the pathogens, Beauveria bassiana, Bacillus thuringiensis (Agerin), and Stenernema carpocapsa ( isolated from soil ) on adult wax moth Galleria mellonella. Results showed that B.bassiana have had the heighest impact on adults (females) treatment (male treated with female treated), reached an age of 5 days when treated with 265.1×10 5 spores. The lowest number of eggs was 96/female observed with B.thuringiensis (treated male with treated female) treatment compared with other test treatments. Results also showed that the bacterium, B.thuringiensis and the nematode S. carpocapsa caused the highest impact than fungal treatment on the second generation ,with an average of female age of (0.0) days and a 100 percentage of no hatching for both treatments (male treated with female treated).
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