Observations on the Infection of Japanese Beetle Larvae withBacillus popilliae1
Authors: HALL, HARLOW H.; JULIAN, GRANT S T.; ADAMS, GORDON L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 3, June 1968 , pp. 840-843(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Adult Japanese beetles, popillia japonica Newman, can be maintained en masse in captivity for egg laying. Few eggs were laid per female beetle, but 90% of the eggs hatched when incubated immediately. Between 40 and 50% of the eggs hatched after storage for 3 weeks in moist soil or in 0.85% NaCI at 3-5. The larvae developed normally, were susceptible to infection with Bacillus popilliae Dutky, and showed symptoms typical of milky disease when infected. Spores formed in the hemolymph of diseased laboratory-reared larvae were typical of those formed in field-collected larvae.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1968
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