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Infection of the terrestial isopod Porcelio scaber Latr. and millipede Blaniulus guttulatus Bosc. with entomopathogenic nematode (Nematoda: Rhabditida) in laboratory conditions

M. Jaworska

Department of Plant Protection
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland

The effect of entomopathogenic nematodes on non-insect pests from greenhouse were assessed in laboratory conditions. Adults Porcelio scaber were more susceptible than Blaniulus guttulatus to the nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae and Sfeltiae. Nematodes were applied in dose of 1000 and 3000 infective juveniles per Petri dish. They caused 100% mortality after 3 days. All the nematodes multiplied in the arthropods bodies.

Jaworska M., 1991. Infection of the terrestial isopod Porcelio scaber Latr. and millipede Blaniulus guttulatus Bosc. with entomopathogenic nematodes (Nematoda: Rhabditida) in laboratory conditions. Folia Horticulturae III/3: 115-120.