Effect of different Agaricus species on the development of the mushroom sciarid fly Lycoriella ingenua
UNSPECIFIED. (2006) Effect of different Agaricus species on the development of the mushroom sciarid fly Lycoriella ingenua. ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA, 120 (1). pp. 63-69. ISSN 0013-8703Full text not available from this repository.
Isolates from eight species of Agaricus were investigated in laboratory experiments for their effect on the development of the mushroom sciarid fly, Lycoriella ingenua (Dufour) (Diptera: Sciaridae), which is an important pest of the white mushroom Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Imbach (Agaricaceae). The population levels of L. ingenua developing in compost inoculated with Agaricus mycelium varied with the Agaricus isolate used, with some isolates causing high levels of inhibition. The development of L. ingenua populations and the survival of larval instars were inversely proportional to the amount of Agaricus inoculum applied. There was also a negative relationship between L. ingenua survival and the extension rate of the Agaricus isolate in compost. The results suggest that inhibition of L. ingenua population development by Agaricus is linked to the rate at which compost is colonized by fungal mycelium. Therefore, on mushroom farms, sciarid fly control should focus on protection of the compost before it has become colonized by mycelium, as this is when it is most vulnerable to the pest.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QL Zoology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ENTOMOLOGIA EXPERIMENTALIS ET APPLICATA|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 63-69|
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