Using sticky card traps to evaluate entomopathogen fungi occurrence in insect populations: a cautionary tale
Adhesive trap and entomopathogenic fungus confirmation
This study confirmed that some glues used for trapping insects may inhibit mycosis; therefore, care should be taken to select “mycosis-friendly” glues when selecting sticky traps for monitoring entomopathogen infection levels in target pest populations. The results also showed that, rather than attempting to extract small, delicate insects from the glue for further incubation, the entire sticky trap simply can be incubated for the purpose of evaluating mycosis levels.
Este estudo confirmou que algumas colas usadas para capturar insetos podem inibir a micose; portanto, deve-se tomar cuidado para selecionar colas “compatíveis com o fungo” ao selecionar armadilhas adesivas para monitorar os níveis de infecção de entomopatógenos em populações de pragas-alvo. Os resultados também mostraram que, em vez de tentar extrair insetos pequenos e delicados da cola para incubação posterior, toda a armadilha adesiva pode ser simplesmente incubada com o objetivo de avaliar os níveis de micose.
Key Words: field trial; fungus infection; natural occurrence; incidence; epizootiology
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