Image Number: 1316021

Inside one of these plump wax moth cadavers are thousands of wiggly nematodes, ready to serve as biocontrols against soil-dwelling crop pests. The cadavers can be placed in orchard or greenhouse soil, and the nematodes will emerge to protect crops from pests such as citrus root and black vine weevils
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Chromodorea
Order: Rhabditida
Infraorder: Rhabditomorpha
Superfamily: Strongyloidea
Family: Heterorhabditidae
Genus: Heterorhabditis
Subject: Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Poinar, 1975


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Pyraloidea
Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Galleriinae
Tribe: Galleriini
Genus: Galleria
Subject: Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus)
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Image uploaded:
Monday, March 3, 2003
Image last updated:
Monday, December 11, 2006