Biological control potential of Turkish entomopathogenic nematodes against the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Kepenekci İ., Atay T., Alkan M.

Biocontrol Science and Technology, vol.26, no.1, pp.141-144, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09583157.2015.1079810
  • Journal Name: Biocontrol Science and Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-144
  • Keywords: Entomopathogenic nematodes, Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, biological control
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


Three Turkish isolates of the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae, Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora were evaluated under laboratory conditions (in different temperatures and doses) for their biocontrol efficiency against last instar Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Herein, the effects of infective juveniles in aqueous suspension against L. decemlineata were evaluated. S. feltiae appeared to be the most pathogenic nematode among the tested species.