Synanthedon pictipes

Biological control of the lesser peachtree borer (Synanthedon pictipes) by Ganpati Jagdale

The lesser peachtree borer, Synanthedon pictipes is a serious pest of commercially grown peach (Prunus spp.), orchards.  It has been demonstrated that this insect pest can be controlled using entomopathogenic nematodes including Steinernema carpocapsae, S. riobrave and  Heterorhabditis spp. Please read following article for interaction between the lesser peachtree borer and entomopathogenic nematodes.

Cottrell, T. E., Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., Horton, D. L., and Mizell, R. F., III.  2011. Laboratory virulence and orchard efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against the lesser peach tree borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).  Journal of Economic entomology 104: 47-53.

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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