Can We Use Entomopathogenic Fungi As Endophytes For Biological Control Of The Horse-Chestnut Leaf Miner?
The horse-chestnut leaf miner, Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae), is a major pest of horse-chestnut trees (Aesculus hippocastanum) in Europe. This little moth (only 5mm long) was first observed in Macedonia in 1984, however, its Balkan origin has been yet under scientific discussion. Since the first observation, it has colonized large areas of Europe and is still spreading. It was listed among 100 of the worst invasive species in Europe (Augustin, 2009) and therefore its biology and ways for effective management...Read more