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|Title||FIELD-TEST OF THE NEMATODE STEINERNEMA-FELTIAE (NEMATODA, STEINERNEMATIDAE) AGAINST YELLOWJACKET COLONIES (HYM, VESPIDAE)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1992|
|Authors||Gambino, P, Pierluisi, GJ, Poinar, GO|
|Type of Article||Journal Article|
The insect parasitic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae (Weiser) was applied to 4 colonies of Vespula wasps in the field. At all treated colonies worker activity was reduced by at least 50 % after one week. Two treated colonies partially recovered, and 2 colonies were completely destroyed. Vespula workers removed nematode-killed and dying nestmates from treated colonies. The results suggest that under certain conditions, nematodes could be used as biological control agents of yellowjackets.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://WOS:A1992JB86300012|