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Two Muscardine Fungi Pathogenic to Diaprepes Abbreviatus

J. B. Beavers, C. W. McCoy, R. F. Kanavel, R. A. Sutton and A. G. Selhime
The Florida Entomologist
Vol. 55, No. 2 (Jun., 1972), pp. 117-120
DOI: 10.2307/3493349
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3493349
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Abstract

In the laboratory, the fungus Metarrhizium anisopliae (Metschnikoff) Sorokin infected 6.7% of the adults and none of the larvae of the so-called sugarcane rootstalk borer weevil, Diaprepres abbreviatus (L.). In contrast, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin infected 92.7% of the adults within 7 days and 76.9% of the larvae within 12 days.

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