Pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin to Rice Leaf Folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenee)


  • Andhra University, Department of Botany, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530003, India


Pathogenicity, entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin has been recorded for the first time on rice leaf folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenee) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Effective control of the pest was recorded under field conditions after application of spore suspension of Metarhizium anisopliae in gelatin (1 %) at 1 × 108 spores/ml on the infested rice crop. Between 5 to 7 days after treatment, 60-70 per cent mortality was recorded.


Cnaphalocrocis medinalis, Metarhizium anisoptiae, Pathogenicity.

Subject Discipline

Agriculture Sciences

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