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Abstract

First record of Entomophaga maimaiga (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) in Georgia.

Abstract

In 2005, high levels of mortality occurred in an outbreak of the gypsy moth population in Georgia. Resting spores typical of entomophthoralean fungi were found within larval cadavers and molecular analyses confirmed that the pathogen was Entomophaga maimaiga. This is the first record of this entomopathogen in Georgia and in this part of Europe.