First record of Aspergillus flavus as a fungal pathogen of reduviid predator, Rhynocoris marginatus (Fab.) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

Kitherian Sahayaraj, Jesu Alexander Francis Borgio, Subramanian Muthu Kumar


An entomopathogenic fungus, Aspergillus flavus Raper and Fennell is recorded as a pathogen of reduviid predator, Rhynocoris marginatus (Fab.) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in natural agro-ecosystems of Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu for the first time.

Primeiro registro de Aspergillus flavus como patôgeno de reduviídeo predador 
Rhynocoris marginatus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)

Resumo.  O fungo entomófago, Aspergillus flavus  
Raper and Fennell é registrado como um patógeno do reduviídeo predador  
Rhynocoris marginatus (Fab.) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), em agroecossistema natural  do distrito de Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu pela primeira vez.


Rhynocoris marginatus, Aspergillus flavus, Fungal pathogen, India


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