Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Bover-Ge - mycopesticedes for the control brown marmorated stink bug - Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).

Abstract

The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) (BMSB) is an exotic invasive insect which has spread extensively and established in new area of Black Sea regions of Georgia. Mycopesticide, trade mark- Bover-GeTM based on a local strain of entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana, with tree concentrations (1×106, 1×107 and 1×108 conidia/ml) was tested on the adults of H. halys in laboratory and efficiency reached 73.3-93.3% Also, established postmigration efficacy on the migration stage was tested and mortality achieved 64,6%.