The development of Steinernema feltiae (Nematoda Steinernematidae) in the sciarid fly Bradysia paupera (Diptera: Sciaridae)

Dawn H Gouge, N. G.M. HAGUE

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There was only one generation of Steinernema feltiae in Bradysia paupera. Infection occurred after 3 h, adults developed 27 h after invasion and new infective juveniles (IJ) were produced after 48 h. Stunted females were produced in B. paupera larvae and in other small hosts and these stunted females produced small IJs. The small IJs were capable of infecting hosts and normal sized Us were produced in succeeding generations in Galleria mellonella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-401
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Applied Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes



  • development
  • Sciarids
  • Steinernema feltiae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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