n African Entomology - Development of a peroral, droplet-dose bioassay laboratory technique and its application on a granulovirus for Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) : short communications
|Article Title||Development of a peroral, droplet-dose bioassay laboratory technique and its application on a granulovirus for Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) : short communications|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 Rhodes University, 2 Rhodes University and 3 Citrus Research International|
|Publication Date||Mar 2012|
|Pages||187 - 190|
The false codling moth, Thaumatotibia (= Cryptophlebia)leucotreta Meyrick (1912) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is regarded as a serious pest on citrus and other crops in Africa south of the Sahara (Newton 1998). Biological pesticides have been formulated using entomopathogenic viruses such as granuloviruses (Baculoviridae) (Hunter-Fujita et al. 1998). The efficacy of registered biological control formulations using naturally-occurring South African Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus (CrleGV-SA) needs to be determined as close to field conditions as possible.
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