Report of Entomopathogenic Nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae (Weiser) (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) from North Gujarat


  • Navsari Agricultural University, N.M. College of Agriculture, Department of Entomology, Navsari, Gujarat, 396450, India
  • Dantiwada Agricultural University, AICRP on Arid Zone Fruits (ARID), Dry Farming Research Station, Gujarat, 385506, India


Natural occurrence of entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema carpocasae (Weiser), from Lodpa village of Dantiwada Tehsil of Banaskantha District, Gujarat, India, is reported along with morphometric observations of third stage infective juveniles. The IJs were 571.92 μm long and 24.25 μm in width. The distance recorded from anterior end to excretory pore was 43.62 μm, while the distance from anterior end to nerve ring was 91.11 μm. The oesophagus length was 130.17 μm, the tail length was 52.87 μm and anal width was 15.00 μm. The a,b,c ratios recorded were 22.61, 4.49 and 10.88, respectively. The D% and E% were 27.70 and 60.70, respectively.


Entomopathogenic Nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae, Infective Juvenile.

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