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Journal of Biological Control
Year : 2011, Volume : 25, Issue : 4
First page : ( 342) Last page : ( 345)
Print ISSN : 0971-930X. Online ISSN : 2230-7281.

Laboratory evaluation of 7 isolates of fungi against army worm, Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Castor hairy caterpillar, Euproctis fraterna (Moore) (Lepidoptera: Lymantridae)

Moorthi P. Vinayaga*, Balasubramanian C., Kubendran T.

Department of Zoology, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, 09

* Corresponding author E-mail: vinayputhu@gmail.com

Online published on 20 February, 2012.

Received:  14  July,  2011; Revised:  13  September,  2011; Accepted:  10  November,  2011.

Abstract

In this report, the insecticidal activity of Metarhizium anisopliae isolated from different geographical regions of Tamil Nadu was evaluated against Spodoptera litura (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Euproctis fraterna (Moore) (Lepidoptera: Lymantridae) under laboratory conditions. Among the tested isolates, Ma2 isolate at 108 spore/mL was found more effective against S. litura and E. fraterna than Ma1 than and Ma3 isolates.

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Keywords

Bioassay, LC50, LC90, Lepidoptera, entomopathogenic fungi.

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