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Table 1 Pathogenicity of Beauveria bassiana isolates to squash beetle Epilachna chrysomelina larval instars, 3 days post treatment

From: Pathogenicity of the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. endophytic and a soil isolate against the squash beetle, Epilachna chrysomelina (F.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

IsolateConcentration
Conidia /ml
Corrected mortality %/instar larvae
First instar larvaeSecond instar larvaeThird instar larvaeFourth instar larvae
B. bassiana EE10661.33 ± 5.77 c45.20 ± 5.77 c39.67 ± 6.67 c24.99 ± 4.17 b
10783.67 ± 8.29 b72.60 ± 8.29 b42.86 ± 6.67 c32.14 ± 6.67 b
B. bassiana ES10689.73 ± 10.7ab89.36 ± 8.77ab64.29 ± 8.12 b37.71 ± 8.12 b
107100.00 ± 0.00a100.00 ± 0.00a82.14 ± 10.22a53.57 ± 10.33 a
Control16.70 ± 3.33 d16.70 ± 3.33 d3.33 ± 1.01 d6.67 ± 2.33 c
  1. Means followed by a common letter within the same column are insignificantly different at 5% level of probability (Duncan’s multiple-range test)