The pathogenicity of Neoaplectana carpocapsae to blackfly larvae

Daniel Molloy, Randy Gaugler, Hugo Jamnback

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Laboratory assays indicated that infective-stage juveniles of Neoaplectana carpocapsae are highly pathogenic to Simulium spp. larvae. Instar susceptibility increased with larval size, with early instars being nonsusceptible. High rates of mortality (75 – 100%) were achieved in assays against late instars. These results indicate that N. carpocapsae may have potential value as a blackfly biocontrol agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-306
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


  • Neoaplectana carpocapsae
  • Simulium spp.
  • biological control of blackflies


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