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Title: Evaluating the virulence and longevity of non-woven fiber bands impregnated with Metarhizium anisopliae against the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Author: Shanley, Ryan P.; Keena, Melody; Wheeler, Micheal M.; Leland, Jarrod; Hajek, Ann E.;

Date: 2009

Source: Biological Control. 50: 94-102.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Fiber bands impregnated with entomopathogenic fungi (=fungal bands) provide an effective method for controlling the invasive Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). In this study we investigated the effective longevity of fungal bands for use against A. glabripennis, using several fungal strains. In the laboratory, adult beetles were immobilized on squares of fungal band impregnated with Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin isolate F 52 (ARSEF 7711) cultures to establish the median lethal concentration of 3.08 x 106 conidia/cm2. During the summers of 2001-2004, bands impregnated with strains of M. anisopliae (2002-2004), Beauveria bassiana (2002), and Beauveria brongniartii (2001) were attached to trunks of trees in Queens, New York City to evaluate changes in densities of viable conidia over intervals of up to 119 days.

Keywords: Anoplophora glabripennis, Metarhizium anisopliae, Beauveria bassiana, Beauveria brongniartii, LC50, fungal bands, biological control, entomopathogenic fungi

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Shanley, Ryan P.; Keena, Melody; Wheeler, Micheal M.; Leland, Jarrod; Hajek, Ann E. 2009. Evaluating the virulence and longevity of non-woven fiber bands impregnated with Metarhizium anisopliae against the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Biological Control. 50: 94-102.

 


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