To isolate potential bicontrol agents of the Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus), entomopathogens were surveyed from Pacific Northwest plant nurseries in 2002. Soil samples collected from nursery sites were baited with greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) larvae to isolate entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi. Soil samples were also plated on selective media for the isolation of the target fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae. The occurrence of pathogens in relationship to soil characteristics will also be discussed.
Species 1: Coleoptera Curculionidae Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Black vine weevil)
Keywords: fungi, nematode
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