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Table 5 LC50 values of the fungal isolates on different stages of Pectinophora gossypiella

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

Entomopathogenic fungi LC50* spores/ml Lower limit spores/ml Upper limit spores/ml
Egg stage
Metarhizium anisopliae 6.03×1012 1.74×1012 3.94×1013
Beauveria bassiana 4.97×1011 2.25×1011 1.43×1012
Newly hatched larvae
Metarhizium anisopliae 6.03×109 3.23×109 1.11×1010
Beauveria bassiana 8.25×108 3.25×108 1.74×109
Early 4th instar larvae
Metarhizium anisopliae 1.29×1010 5.48×109 3.11×1010
Beauveria bassiana 2.52×108 2.03×109 8.35×108
Pupal stage
Metarhizium anisopliae 8.36×109 3.4×109 2.02×1010
Beauveria bassiana 6.79×108 1.47×108 1.93×109
  1. *LC50 was calculated for total mortality (between 20 and 84% mortality)