Fungal bands can deliver lethal conidial doses to adult Asian longhorned beetles. Because higher doses result in shorter survival times, developing a method to deliver more conidia to beetles walking across the fungal bands is desirable. We compared fungal bands made using standard flat material to bands made using a shaggy, textured material. The median survival time of adult beetles exposed to shaggy bands was reduced to 10 d versus 18 d for beetles exposed to flat bands. Beetles climbing across shaggy bands acquired 1.83×10(6) conidia per beetle, which was 14.6 times greater than beetles exposed to flat bands.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of invertebrate pathology|
|State||Published - Jul 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics