Susceptibility of white grub, Brahmina coriacea (Hope) infesting potato to local strains of Beauveria brongniartii (Saccardo) in Himachal Pradesh

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  • Department of Entomology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalya, Palampur - 176062, Himachal Pradesh ,IN
  • Department of Entomology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalya, Palampur - 176062, Himachal Pradesh ,IN
  • Department of Entomology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalya, Palampur - 176062, Himachal Pradesh ,IN



Brahmina coriacea, Beauveria brongniartii, Himachal Pradesh, potato, susceptibility


Brahmina coriacea (Hope) is the most widely distributed and destructive species of white grubs having potential to inflict 40-50 per cent yield losses to potato in Himachal Pradesh. The efficacy of two local isolates of Beauveria brongniartii (KH I and KH II) was evaluated against grubs of B. coriacea by dip treatment and oral feeding methods. Against first and second instar grubs, KH I in dip treatment proved to be highly effective, whereas for third instar grubs, KH I through oral feeding showed higher virulence. The LC50 values for first instar grubs for KH I and KH II were 2.55í—105 conidia/ml and 2.80í—105 conidia/ml in dip treatment, whereas in oral feeding method, the LC50 values were 7.27í—105 conidia/ml and 9.69í—105 conidia/ml, respectively. Against second instar grubs, LC50 values calculated were 2.91í—105 conidia/ml and 3.98í—105 conidia/ml for KH I and KH II in dip treatment, whereas corresponding values through oral feeding method were 5.36í—105 conidia/ml and 8.82í—105 conidia/ml. LC50 values for third instar grubs were 4.47í—105 conidia/ ml and 4.88í—105 conidia/ml for KH I and KH II in dip treatment, whereas through oral feeding, LC50 values were 3.03í—105 conidia/ml and 5.14í—105 conidia/ml for KH I and KH II, respectively.


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Soni, S., Mehta, P. K., & Chandel, R. S. (2018). Susceptibility of white grub, <i>Brahmina coriacea</i> (Hope) infesting potato to local strains of <i>Beauveria brongniartii</i> (Saccardo) in Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Biological Control, 32(1), 41–47.



Research Articles
Received 2017-06-14
Accepted 2018-04-18
Published 2018-07-13



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