Record of Beauveria bassiana on Tea Mosquito Bug, Helopeltis antonii Signoret in Guava Ecosystem


  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Division of Entomology and Nematology, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 089, India


The tea mosquito bug, Helopeltis antonii Signoret, is an economically important pest of guava in recent years causing significant reduction in yield and marketable fruits. An entomopathogen, Beauveria bassiana, was isolated from the adult bug infesting guava from KVK, IIHR, Hirehalli (Tumkur). This is the first report of B. bassiana infecting H. antonii. Further field studies on the efficacy of this pathogen againdt H.antonii on guava are suggested.


Tea Mosquito Bug, Helopeltis antonii, Entornopathogcn, Beauveria Bassiana, New Record.

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