EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/14

Entomogenous nematodes against Opogona sacchari

To investigate the predation rate to Opogona sacchari (EPPO A2 pest) entomogenous nematodes of families Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae were applied to the banana moth in Florida, USA.
Neoaplectana feltiae, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and H. heliothidis were applied to potato and bamboo palms infested with larvae of O. sacchari. The application resulted in a 58 -100% reduction of the larvae of O. sacchari.


Pe¤a, J.E.; Schroeder, W.J.; Osborne, L.S.  (1990)  Use of entomogenous nematodes of the families Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae to control banana moth (Opogona sacchari).
Nematropica  20,  51-55.