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Table 4 Summary of spore sizes of Mattesia spp., Farinocystis spp., and Nosema spp. reported in literature from some coleopterous or lepidopterous stored-product hosts

From: Morphological characteristics of local entomopathogenic protozoan strains isolated from insect cadavers of certain stored-grain pests in Egypt

Entomopathogenic protozoan speciesSpore size (μm)Coleopterous or lepidopterous hostsReferences
Mattesia dispora12.2 × 6.7 μmLaemophloeus ferrugineusFinlayson (1950)
 L. minutes 
M. oryzaephili12 × 7 μm (fresh)Oryzaephilus surinamensisOrmières et al. (1971)
10 × 6 μm (stained)  
M. trogodermae11–13 μm (in length)Trogoderma granariumHall et al. (1971)
Mattesia sp.12.5–17.5 × 7.5–12.5 μm (fresh)
12.5–15 × 7.5–10 μm (stained)
L. turcicus
S. zeamais
R. dominica
P. interpunctella
The present study (see Table 3)
Farinocystis tribolii12.00–14.40 × 6.40–8.00 μmTribolium castaneumRabindra and Subramanian (1974)
13.3–14.3 × 6.7–7.8 μmTribolium garnhamiLaird (1959)
15.0–17.5 × 10.0–12.5 μm (fresh)
15.0–17.5 × 10.0–12.5 μm (stained)
Tribolium castaneumThe present study (see Table 3)
Nosema whitei3.8–5.9 × 2.4–3.6 μm (fresh)Tribolium castaneumMilner (1972)
2.9–3.8 × 1.7–2.7 μm (stained)  
4.0–6.0 × 2.3–3.5 μm (fresh)T. confusum
3.1–4.1 × 1.6–2.4 μm (stained) 
3.0–3.9 × 1.8–2.7 μm (stained)T. anaphe
 4.0–5.2 × 2.5–3.6 μm (fresh)Oryzaephilus surinamensis 
2.7–3.7 × 1.8–2.7 μm (stained) 
4.0–6 × 2–3 μm (fresh)
3.0–4 × 2 μm (stained)
Rhyzopertha dominicaThe present study (see Table 3)