Ceratitis capitata

Entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema siamkayai reported from India- Nematode information by Ganpati Jagdale

A warm-adapted entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema siamkayai Tiruchirappalli strain can cause 45-100% larval mortality of various insect species including Galleria mellonellaSpodoptera exiguaCeratitis capitataCydia splendana and Tenebrio molitor when tested under laboratory conditions at temperatures between 15- 37C (Raja et al., 2011).

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Entomopathogenic nematodes can protect citrus fruits from the damage caused by the mediterranean fruit fly by Ganpati Jagdale

The data presented by Abd-Elgawad et al., at the 49th Annual meeting of the Society of Nematlogists held from July 11-14, 2010 in Boise, Idaho clearly demonstrated that the application of two species of entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernema riobrave and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora) in the soil significantly reduced the emergence of adults Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata when  compared with the untreated control.

Use entomopathogenic nematodes to control insect pests of peaches (Prunus persicae, Miller) by Ganpati Jagdale

South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus: It has been demonstrated that an entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora when applied at the concentration of 250 infective juveniles per square cm in the field can cause 28 to 51% mortality of South American fruit fly larvae.

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