International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Entomology | India | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015 | Rating: 6.2 / 10


Biocontrol Potential of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Heterorhabditis and Steinernema Against Second Instar Grub of White grub, Leucopholis lepidophora (Blanchard)

S. Bharathi [3] | P. B. Mohite


Abstract: The effectiveness of two entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) viz. , Heterorhabditis indica strain NBAII-104 and Steinernema carpocapsae strain NBAII-04 against second instar grubs of L. lepidophora (Blanchard) under pot culture experiment. At aconcentration of 450 IJs ml-1, H. indica recorded highest mortality (87.60 %) at 15 DAT. While, S. carpocapsae recorded 54.05 per cent grub mortality at 450 IJs ml-1 at 15 DAT. We concluded that the NBAII-104 strain of H. indica was most virulent against second instar grubs of L. lepidophora.


Keywords: entomopathogenic nematodes, H indica, S carpocapsae, white grub, L lepidophora, second instar larva


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,


Pages: 908 - 909



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