Pathogenicity of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner on Larvae and Adults of Blow Fly Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann,1819) (Diptera : Calliphoridae)

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Nawal S. Mehdi
Zahraa S. Noshee

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 This study was conducted to evaluate serial concentrations of commercial formulation suspension (Antrol) of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis. As a microbial control agent against Chrysomya albiceps (blow fly) larvae and adults under laboratory conditions. The results revealed that percentages of accumulated mortalities of second instar larvae were 30 - 63.33% for the doses 100 – 2000 ppm respectively , Mortalities rate increased with increased of time, treating larval food with 1000 ppm of bacterial suspension caused mortality rate reached 30% after two days, later reached 72.96% after 12 days. The bio assays results of treating adults food showed that mortalities percentage were 6.67 – 73.33 when their food was treated by 100 – 2000 ppm of bacterial suspension. The results indicated that B. thuringiensis has a potential to be a bio control agent for Ch. albiceps. 

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S. Mehdi, N., & S. Noshee, Z. (2017). Pathogenicity of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner on Larvae and Adults of Blow Fly Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann,1819) (Diptera : Calliphoridae). Ibn AL- Haitham Journal For Pure and Applied Sciences, 28(1), 186–194. Retrieved from https://jih.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/j/article/view/203
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