Granulosis virus: biological control for western grapeleaf skeletonizer
AuthorsVernon M. Stern
Brian A. Federici
Authors AffiliationsVernon M. Stern is Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside; Brian A. Federici is Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 44(3):21-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v044n03p21. May 1990.
Granulosis virus disease of western grapeleaf skeletonizer acts much like a classical biological control agent. Infected males transmit the disease to healthy females during mating, and infected females transmit it to their offspring. Egg production is reduced and larval mortality is very high.
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