Syaukani S., Lisa O., Zumaidar Z., Fitri L., Samingan S.

Symptomatology of termite Coptotermes curvignathus Holmgren (Rhinotermitidae) after fungi infection of Aspergillus flavus

Number: 477, Pages: 9 - 12

The symptomatology of the termite Coptotermes curvignathus, a pest in cocoa plantations in Sumatra, after being infected with the entomopathogenic fungus (Aspergillus flavus) is studied. The fungus isolates were collected from primary forest at the Gunung Leuser National Park. The fungal mycelium begins to appear on the 3rd day after application; on 7th day the whole body surface was covered by fungal colony mycelium and a mummification process of termite body is finished. Aspergillus flavus is an effective entomopathogenic fungus for controlling termite pests in Sumatra.

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