Pathogenicity of Beauveria Bassiana on Brown Planthopper (BPH), Whitebacked Planthopper (WBPH), and Green Leafhopper (GLH)
International Rice Research Institute Newsletter
Laboratory studies indicated that several Asian strains of Beauveria bassiana have potential as biological control agents of the brown planthopper [Nilaparvata lugens], the green leafhopper [Nephotettix sp.] and the whitebacked planthopper [Sogatella furcifera] on rice. Isolates E, RS149 and 101481-5 were the most virulent against all the species, and RS149 and 101481-5 were more virulent against N. lugens than against the other 2 species. N. lugens was the most susceptible of the 3 species to B. bassiana. In a further test, isolates 102381-8C, GLH-8 and GLH-20 were the most virulent against N. lugens.
Aguda, R.M., J.A. Litsinger and D.W. Roberts. 1984. Pathogenicity of Beauveria Bassiana on brown planthopper (BPH), whitebacke planthopper (WBPH), and green leafhopper (GLH). International Rice Research Institute Newsletter 9(6): 20.