Pathogenicity of Nomuraea rileyi (Farlow) Samson Isolates against Spodoptera litura (Fabricius)

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  • Department of Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai 625104, Tamil Nadu ,IN
  • Department of Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai 625104, Tamil Nadu ,IN



Nomuraea rileyi, Pathogenicity and Spodoptera litura.


Investigations were carried out to assess the pathogenicity of some isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus, Nomuraea rileyi, against different instars of Spodoptera litura (F.) under in vitro conditions. Bioassays on S. litura with N. rileyi isolates revealed that PDBC isolate was most virulent against S. litura and also had lower LC50 and LT50 values than DOR and local isolates of N. rileyi, indicating that it was more effective than DOR and local isolates against S. litura.


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Sonai Rajan, T., & Muthukrishnan, N. (2009). Pathogenicity of <I>Nomuraea rileyi</I> (Farlow) Samson Isolates against <I>Spodoptera litura</I> (Fabricius). Journal of Biological Control, 23(1), 17–20.






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