Mass Rearing a Mermithid Nematode, Filipjevimermis leipsandra (Mermithida: Mermithidae) on the Banded Cucumber Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae

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Abstract:

About 5 million eggs of a parasitic mennithid nematode, Filipjevimermis leipsandra Poinar and Welch, were produced each week during a 6-month period for laboratory and field experimentation by modification of existing techniques and development of new ones for culturing the parasite in vivo. The current procedures for mass rearing F. leipsandra are described.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1982

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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