entomopathogenic nematode (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora ) on greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella ) - 1316021

entomopathogenic nematode
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Poinar, 1975

Host: greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus))
Descriptor: Immature(s)
Description: 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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Image location: United States

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Name: Peggy Greb
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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