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Table 5 Responses of Plodia interpunctella larvae of 7–10-day-old to doses of Mattesia sp. at indicated days post-treatment

From: Productivity, pathogenicity, host range, and spore mass-propagation of local strain of Mattesia sp. isolated from insect cadavers of certain stored grain pests in Egypt

Dose (gm)*/10 g crushed maize grain (approx. no. of Mattesia spores)Percentage of dead and moribund larvae at indicated days post-treatment
152337
0.0 (control)0/50 (0)0/50 (0)0/50 (0)
0.01 g (1.5 × 108)14/50 (28)19/50 (38)24/50 (48)
0.02 g (3 × 108)17/50 (34)23/50 (46)26/50 (52)
0.04 g (6 × 108)22/50 (44)29/50 (58)35/50 (70)
0.08 g (12 × 108)26/50 (52)37/50 (74)40/50 (80)
0.16 g (24 × 108)30/50 (60)41/50 (82)44/50 (88)
  1. *Powdered cadavers (in gm) of Laemophloeus turcicus adults (0.01 g  100 cadavers carried ca. 1.5 × 108 Mattesia spores)