TitleSTEINERNEMA-FELTIAE (STEINERNEMATIDAE, RHABDITIDA) PARASITIZING ADULT FUNGUS GNATS (MYCETOPHILIDAE, DIPTERA) IN CALIFORNIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsPoinar, GO
JournalFundamental and Applied Nematology
Volume15
Pagination427-430
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN1164-5571
Abstract

Natural populations of Steinernema feltiae (Filipjev) are here reported for the first time from North America. The present population, designated the fungus gnat strain, parasitizes the adult stages of Mycetophila fungorum (Mycetophilidae : Diptera) feeding in the gilled mushroom, Agrocybe praecox (Bolbitiaceae : Agaricales) in Northern California. This is the first instance of a steinernematid that habitually parasitizes the adult stages of a holometabolous insect.

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