Naturally Occurrence of Entomopathogenic Deuteromycotina in Bulgaria

S. A. DRAGANOVA

Plant Protection Institute, BG 2230 Kostinbrod, Bulgaria

Abstract

DRAGANOVA, S. A., 1999. Naturally occurrence of entomopathogenic Deuteromycotina in Bulgaria. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 5: 577-583

Summarized data about naturally occurrence of entomopathogenic Hyphomycetes (Deuteromycotina) in Bulgaria had been carried out. The data were from reports and from own microbiological analyses of dead insects and mites. The found fungi were of genera Beauveria Vuill., Paecilomyces Bain., Verticillium Nees, Sorosporella Sorok., Aspergillus Mich. ex Fr., and Fusarium Link caused mycoses among insects in all stages. The initial hosts were of Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Heteroptera, Hymenoptera, Homoptera, Thysanoptera, Diptera, Neuroptera, Blattoptera and mites (Acarina). The list of species of the naturally occurring entomopathogenic fungi in Bulgaria and their initial hosts was presented in a table.

Key words: Deuteromycotina, Hyphomycetes, entomopathogenic fungi, naturally occurring mycoses, insects, mites