Susceptibility of longicorn beetle (Dorcadion pseudopreissi) to entomopathogenic nematodes / by Ganpati Jagdale

Recently, it has been reported that a new insect pest of turf called longicorn beetle (Dorcadion pseudopreissi) was susceptible to three species entomopathogenic nematodes including Steinernema carpocapsae, S. feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora under laboratory condition. The results of this study suggests that the entomopathogenic nematodes have a potential to use as biological control agents against longicorn beetles (Susurluk et al., 2009). Susurluk, I.A., Kumral, N.A., Peters, A., Bilgili, U. and Acikgoz, E. 2009. Pathogenicity, reproduction, and foraging behaviours of some entomopathogenic nematodes on a new turf pest,