Evaluation of Safety of Nomuraea rileyi (Farlow) Samson to Larval Parasitoid, Microplitis Maculipennis szepl and Honeybee, Apis cerena indica Fabricius


Affiliations

  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Entomology, Dharwad, Karnataka, 580 005, India

Abstract

Laboratory experiments were conducted to evaluate the safety of Nomllraea rileyi to larval parasitoid, Microplitis maculipennis and honeybee, Apis cerena indica. The concentration of the fungus used was 2 x 103 conidia per liter of water and Tweens 80 (0.02%) was used as spray emulsion. The fungus proved safe to larval parasitoid and honeybees. No mortality of the larvae or adults was noticed.

Keywords

Apis cerella indica, Biosafety, Microplitis Maculipennis, Nomuraea riley.

Subject Discipline

Agriculture Sciences

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