Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Impact of indigenous Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin on banana weevil and rotten sugarcane weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) populations in banana in Florida.

Abstract

In a study in a 3-year-old banana plantation in Florida, USA, in 1989-91, naturally-occurring Beauveria bassiana was found to be an important mortality factor in adults of Cosmopolites sordidus and Metamasius hemipterus sericeus, but more information is needed on its effect on larval and pupal mortality.