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Table 1 Median lethal concentrations (LC50) of four nematode species against adult stages of Rhyzopertha dominica and Tribolium confusum

From: Biocontrol potential of entomopathogenic nematode species against Tribolium confusum (Jac.) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Rhyzopertha dominica (Fab.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) under laboratory conditions

EPN speciesLC50 (95% CL)
20 °C25 °C30 °C
T. confusumR. dominicaT. confusumR. dominicaT. confusumR. dominica
Steinernema pakistanense LM-07128.46 (357.5–93.07)166.9 (372.1–124.72)86.71 (117.0–61.2)208.7 (259.10–158.4)1.671 (251.61–0.011)1.671 (251.61–0.011)
Steinernema bifurcatum LM-30137.6 (262.4–105.5)164.40 (209.53–119.2)109.88 (190.4–81.5)133.33 (186.28–80.38)5.1193 (19.52–0)5.676 (89.72–0.359)
Steinernema affine GB-1430.55 (109.8–8.49)49.284 (75.39–0.68)276.55 (251.5–147.14)199.35 (251.55–147.14)429.42 (501.46–357.3)723.73 (915.2–532.1)
Steinernema cholashanense GB-2239.267 (66.638–0)55.756 (78.47–14.04)230.62 (20.47–180.77)441.99 (283.78–195.24)506.94 (601.15–412.74)445.15 (545.85–344.4)
  1. LC50 expressed as no. of IJs per beetle
  2. Confidence limit, CL, are given in parenthesis