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Web URL(s):https://academic.oup.com/ee/article/3/1/177/449443/Ataenius-spretulus-A-Potentially-Important-Turf
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Author(s):Kawanishi, C. Y.; Splittstoesser, C. M.; Tashiro, H.; Steinkraus, K. H.
Author Affiliation:Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY
Title:Ataenius spretulus, a potentially important turf pest, and its associated milky disease bacterium
Source:Environmental Entomology. Vol. 3, No. 1, 1974, p. 177-181.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:College Park, MD: Entomological Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Bacillus popilliae; Popillia japonica; Cyclocephala borealis; Rhizotrogus majalis; Ataenius spretulus
Abstract/Contents:Larvae of Ataenius spretulus (Hald.), a Scarabaeid pest of turf, were encountered at two widely separated localities in New York State during 1969-71. All field-collected larvae were infected with a bacillus producing a milky disease similar to that caused by Bacillus popilliae or B. lentimorbus in other Scarbaeids. The bacillus was non-infective for larvae of Popillia japonica Newm. or Cyclocephala borealis Arr., and only mildly infective for Amphimallon majalis (Razoum.). Histological examination of infected Ataenius larvae indicated that sporulation occurred in the connective tissue sheaths and possibly also in lobes of the fat-body. Cytological studies showed the spores to be similar in general ultrastructure to those of the other milky-disease bacteria. The endospore was small in relation to the size of the whole sporagium, there were a greater number of ridges formed by the spore coat, and there was a conspicuous exoporium. The results of the investigations suggested that the causal agent of the disease of A. spretulus is a new milky-disease organism.
Geographic Terms:New York State
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Kawanishi, C. Y., C. M. Splittstoesser, H. Tashiro, and K. H. Steinkraus. 1974. Ataenius spretulus, a potentially important turf pest, and its associated milky disease bacterium. Environ. Entomol. 3(1):p. 177-181.
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