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Main Title Bioassay for Testing the Lethal Effects of Bacterial Pathogens on the Predatory Beetle 'Hippodamia convergens' Gue. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
Author James, R. R. ; Lighthart., B. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher 15 Oct 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/3-90/090;
Stock Number PB91-127795
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Bioassay ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Biological pest control ; Hippodamia convergens ; Virulence ; Pseudomonas fluorescens ; Nontarget insects
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NTIS  PB91-127795 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/04/1991
Collation 28p
Abstract
Subdivision M of the Pesticide Testing Guidelines (6) defines a tier progression for assessing the potential hazard of microbial pest control agents (MPCAs) to nontarget insects. The bioassay is a tier 1 assay designed to evaluate the toxicity and pathogenicity of bacterial pesticides to the convergent ladybeetle, Hippodamia convergens Gue.. Development and testing was done with a weak bacterial pathogen of H. convergens and with environmental conditions that increased insect susceptibility to the test pathogen and gave consistent and reliable results.