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Table 1 Examples of insect pest species successfully controlled by the use of B. bassiana and M. anisopliae

From: Fungi against insects and contrariwise as biological control models

Fungus Host insect Host order References
Beauveria bassiana Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Hymenoptera Uma Devi et al. (2008)
Weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina
Armyworm, Spodoptera litura Lepidoptera Ullah et al. (2019)
European corn borer moth, Ostrinia nubilalis Cagáň and Uhlík (1999)
Diamondback moth Plutella xylostella Correa-Cuadros et al. (2014)
Maize Stem Borer, Chilo partellus Sufyan et al. (2019)
Silkworm, Bombyx mori Hou et al. (2013)
Sugar cane borer, Diatraea saccharalis Maurer et al. (1997)
Potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata Coleoptera Klinger et al. (2006)
Squash beetle, Epilachna vigintioctopunctata Hassan et al. (2019)
Yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti Diptera Devi et al. (2006)
Banded blister beetle, Mylabris pustulata Homoptera Uma Devi et al. (2008)
Bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi Hesketh et al. (2008)
Cowpea aphid, Aphis craccivora Mweke et al. (2018)
Mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis Sayed and Dunlap (2019)
Mealy bug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus Uma Devi et al. (2008)
Mustard aphid, Lipaphis erysimi Sajid et al. (2017)
Cabbage aphid, Brevicoryne brassicae Akbari et al. (2014)
English Grain Aphid, Sitobion avenae Hesketh et al. (2008)
Rose-grain aphid, Metopolophium dirhodum Hesketh et al. (2008)
Seychelles scale, Icerya seychellarum Sayed and Dunlap (2019)
Wheat aphid, Schizaphis graminum Haron et al. (2020)
Metarhizium anisopliae Corn earworm, Helicoverpa armigera Lepidoptera Fite et al. (2019)
Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella Correa-Cuadros et al. (2014)
Coconut beetle, Brontispa longissima Coleoptera Hassan et al. (2019)
Yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti Diptera Paula et al. (2011)
Bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi Homoptera Hesketh et al. (2008)
Cowpea aphid, Aphis craccivora Mweke et al. (2018)
Mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis Sayed and Dunlap (2019)
Mustard aphid, Lipaphis erysimi Sajid et al. (2017)
Pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum Hesketh et al. (2008)
Seychelles scale, Icerya seychellarum Sayed and Dunlap (2019)
English grain aphid, Sitobion avenae Hesketh et al. (2008)
Rose-grain aphid, Metopolophium dirhodum Hesketh et al. (2008)