Entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida) in the Mediterranean region of Turkey

I. Kepenekci


The presence of naturally occurring entomopathogenic nematodes was surveyed in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Fiftytwo soil samples were taken, using the Galleria larva bait technique. Three soil samples were found positive. One sample contained Steinernema carpocapsae (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae) and two samples contained Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae). Morphometric characteristics are given. S. carpocapsae is recorded for the first time in the nematofauna of Turkey.

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