Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

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

Abstract

The entomopathogenic fungus Entomophaga maimaiga was found for the first time in Slovakia in 2013. Late instar larvae of gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, from two sites with different population densities were dissected to evaluate the presence of pathogens. The presence of conidia and resting spores of E. maimaiga in gypsy moth cadavers was confirmed from both sites.