Phytophagous larvae occurring in Central and Southeastern European oak forests as a potential host of Entomophaga maimaiga (Entomophthorales

Entomophthoraceae) – A field study

Milan Zúbrik, Daniela Pilarska, Jan Kulfan, Marek Barta, Ann E. Hajek, Tonya D. Bittner, Peter Zach, Danail Takov, Andrej Kunca, Slavomír Rell, Anikó Hirka, G. Csóka

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We evaluated the presence and impact of Entomophaga maimaiga on both target and non-target phytophagous larvae. All six study plots, with low gypsy moth population density, were situated in Central and Southeastern European oak forests and E. maimaiga had previously been reported from these plots. Totally, 45 of 4,045 (1.13%) collected non-target larvae died due to fungal infections. No non-target insect specimen was infected by E. maimaiga, although the presence of the pathogen could not be fully excluded in three cadavers. Out of 1,780 L. dispar larvae collected, 15 individuals (0.84%) were infected by E. maimaiga.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume155
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018

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Entomophaga maimaiga
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larvae
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Lymantria dispar
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field study
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Keywords

  • Entomophaga maimaiga
  • Gypsy moth
  • Host specificity
  • Lymantria dispar
  • Non-target impact
  • Oak forest

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Phytophagous larvae occurring in Central and Southeastern European oak forests as a potential host of Entomophaga maimaiga (Entomophthorales : Entomophthoraceae) – A field study. / Zúbrik, Milan; Pilarska, Daniela; Kulfan, Jan; Barta, Marek; Hajek, Ann E.; Bittner, Tonya D.; Zach, Peter; Takov, Danail; Kunca, Andrej; Rell, Slavomír; Hirka, Anikó; Csóka, G.

In: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, Vol. 155, 01.06.2018, p. 52-54.

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Zúbrik, Milan ; Pilarska, Daniela ; Kulfan, Jan ; Barta, Marek ; Hajek, Ann E. ; Bittner, Tonya D. ; Zach, Peter ; Takov, Danail ; Kunca, Andrej ; Rell, Slavomír ; Hirka, Anikó ; Csóka, G. / Phytophagous larvae occurring in Central and Southeastern European oak forests as a potential host of Entomophaga maimaiga (Entomophthorales : Entomophthoraceae) – A field study. In: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 2018 ; Vol. 155. pp. 52-54.
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