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Author(s):Hanula, James L.; Andreadis, Theodore G.
Author Affiliation:Dept. of Entomology, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut.
Title:Parasitic Microorganisms of Japanese Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and Associated Scarab Larvae in Connecticut Soils.
Source:Environmental Entomology. Vol. 17, No. 4, August 1988, p. 709-714.
Publishing Information:College Park, MD: Entomological Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Parasites; Microorganisms; Popillia japonica; Larva
Abstract/Contents:"The parasites of second-and third-instar Japanese beetles, Popilla japonica Newman, and associated scarab larvae were identified in turf samples from 49 locations in Connecticut during the fall of 1986. Four of the seven species of scarab encountered were introduced and accounted for 91% of the sample population. Recovered parasites included three species of protazoa, two bacteria, a rickettsia, and a fungus. The most common protazoa, cephaline eugregarines, were found in the gut of Japanese beetles from 42 locations, and in four other host species. A microsporidium, Ovavesicula popilliae Andreadis and Hanula, was found in Japanese beetles from 34 sites. Overall, 25% of the larvae were infected, but prevalence was 80-90% in some locations. An Adelina sp. infecting 19% of the Asiatic garden beetles, Maladera castanea (Arrow), was found at six locations and in two other scarab species. This is the first record of Adelina sp. in these hosts. The bacteria Bacillus popilliae Dutky and B.lentimorbus Dutky and a rickettsia, Rickettsiella popilliae (Dutky and Gooden) Phillip, were also recovered from the grubs. R. popilliae was recovered from five species. Two of the infected species, the Asiatic garden beetle and the European chafer, Rhizotrogus majalis (Razoumowsky), are new records as natural hosts for this pathogen. The incidence of B. popilliae (3.5%) was comparable with previous reports from Connecticut. The fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae (Metch.), infected 1.2% of the Japanese beetles."
Geographic Terms:Connecticut
See Also:Other items relating to: GRUBS
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hanula, J. L., and T. G. Andreadis. 1988. Parasitic Microorganisms of Japanese Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and Associated Scarab Larvae in Connecticut Soils.. Environ. Entomol. 17(4):p. 709-714.
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