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Table 3 Effect of the fungal isolates against the early 4th instar Pectinophora gossypiella larvae

From: Virulence of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae on different stages of the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

Entomopathogenic fungi Concentration spores/ml Larval mortality (%) Pupation (%) Pupal mortality (%) Adult emergence (%) Adult mortality (%) Total mortality (%) Corrected mortality (%)
Metarhizium anisopliae 1012 57.5 42.5 52.9 20.00 25.0 85.0 84.6
1011 45.0 55.0 31.8 37.50 13.3 67.5 66.7
1010 32.5 67.5 18.5 55.00 9.1 50.00 48.7
109 22.5 77.5 6.5 72.50 3.5 30.00 28.2
108 15.0 85.0 0.00 100.00 0.00 15.0 12.8
Control 0.00 100.0 0.00 100.00 2.50 2.50 ---
Beauveria bassiana 1012 65.0 35.0 78.6 7.5 66.7 97.5 97.4
1011 55.0 45.0 55.6 20.0 25.0 85.00 84.6
1010 47.5 52.5 38.1 32.5 7.70 70.00 69.2
109 35.0 65.0 26.9 47.5 0.00 52.5 51.3
108 22.5 77.5 16.1 65.0 0.00 35.0 33.3
Control 2.5 97.5 0.00 100.0 0.00 2.5 ---