Journal of Citrus Pathology
Perspectives to the use of entomopathogenic fungi for biological control of Diaphorina citri in Mexico
- Author(s): Sánchez-Peña, S. R.
- Guizar-Guzmán, L.
- Torres-Acosta, R. I.
- López-Arroyo, J. I.
- Casique-Valdés, R.
- et al.
Entomopathogenic fungi are natural enemies of D. citri adults in Mexico. Natural prevalence (%) of fungi on live adults in central Veracruz (summer) and southern Tamaulipas (fall) were: Hirsutella citriformis (7-35); Isaria fumosorosea (5-15); Lecanicillium (2 in Tamaulipas), and Beauveria (<1). Torrubiella (=Sporothrix) is a hyperparasite of Hirsutella. In inland Tamaulipas only Isaria was found. Entomophthora (<2%), a new report for Diaphorina, was found at Veracruz in October 2012.