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ISSN: 2637-4676

Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4676)

Pathogenicity of Isaria Fumosorosae, Metarhizium Anisopliae and Beauveria Bassiana Against the Pupae and Adults of Bactrocera Cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) Under Laboratory Conditions

Volume 7 - Issue 3

Taskeen Ahmad1*, Muhammad Ahsan Khan1, Tayybah Gul1, Usman Khalique1, Farwa Aslam2, Sara Idrees1, Saba Akram1 and M Asif1 and M Ashfaq1

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    • 1Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Pakistan
    • 2Farwa Aslam, Department of Zoology and wildlife fisheries, University of Agriculture, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Taskeen Ahmad, Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Received: August 07, 2019;   Published: August 20, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2019.07.000264

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Pathogenicity of Isaria fumosorosae, Metrhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana was checked against the adults and pupae of Bactrocera cucurbitae under lab condition. Results showed that pupal mortality by immersion of pupae into the fugal suspension was minimum as compared to the adults emerged from the treated pupae. Average mortality of pupae was ranged from 22 to 51% while adult mortality was 48.5 to 84.4% respectively. Mycelium growth rate on the dead pupae and adults was maximum in I. fumosorosae and B. bassiana while M. anisopliae treated pupae and adults showed no mycelium growth on the dead pupae and adults. This study showed that I. fumosorosae and B. bassiana were significantly effective for the control of immature as well as adults of B. cucurbitae and could be used in the field conditions by following the proper methodology.

Keywords: EPFs; Metarhizium anisopliae; Beauveria bassiana; Isaria fumosorosae; Bactrocera cucurbitae

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