Conidial acquisition and survivorship of adult Asian longhorned beetles exposed to flat versus shaggy agar fungal bands.

Todd A. Ugine, Nina Ellen Jenkins, Sana Gardescu, Ann E. Hajek

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-249
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume113
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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