Host cadavers and the biological control of root-feeding scarabs by entomopathogenic nematodes
Glen Stevens, email@example.com, Hanayo Arimoto, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jaime Ruiz-Vega, email@example.com, Harry K. Kaya, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Edwin E. Lewis, email@example.com. (1) University of California - Davis, Department of Nematology, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA, (2) Instituto Politecnico Nacional, CIIDIR Oaxaca, Calle Horno 1003, Fracc. Indeco Xoxo, 71230 Santa Cruz, Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
This experiment was designed to examine the influence of host cadavers on biological control of root-feeding scarab larvae by entomopathogenic nematodes. It is part of a suite of experiments designed to assess biological control approaches for utilization in Oaxaca, Mexico, a hotspot of corn agriculture and scarab beetle diversity.