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Insects 2015, 6(2), 319-324; doi:10.3390/insects6020319

Virulence of BotaniGard® to Second Instar Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Entomology Research Laboratory, University of Vermont, 661 Spear Street, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Department of Agricultural Biology, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Michael J. Stout
Received: 31 December 2014 / Revised: 25 March 2015 / Accepted: 30 March 2015 / Published: 9 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Integrated Pest Management)
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The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (BMSB) is an exotic invasive insect originating in East Asia, currently causing significant damage to fruits, vegetables and other crops throughout most of the Mid-Atlantic states of the U.S. It also is a nuisance pest, entering homes in the fall in search of suitable overwintering sites. Two formulations of BotaniGard® with a strain of Beauveria bassiana (GHA) as the active ingredient were tested against second instar BMSB. Both the wettable powder and the emulsifiable suspension formulations were efficacious at 1 × 107 conidia mL−1, causing 67%–80% mortality 9 days post treatment and 95%–100% after 12 days. The wettable powder formulation was slightly more efficacious. View Full-Text
Keywords: brown marmorated stink bug; Halyomorpha halys; Beauveria bassiana; BotaniGard® brown marmorated stink bug; Halyomorpha halys; Beauveria bassiana; BotaniGard®

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Parker, B.L.; Skinner, M.; Gouli, S.; Gouli, V.; Kim, J.S. Virulence of BotaniGard® to Second Instar Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Insects 2015, 6, 319-324.

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