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Phoridae (Diptera) as pests of cultivated oyster mushrooms (Agaricales: Pleurotaceae) in India

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 July 2009

Kuldip Johal*
Affiliation:
Botany Department, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
R. H. L. Disney
Affiliation:
Field Studies Council Research Fellow, University Department of Zoology, Cambridge, UK.
*
c/o Dr M.S. Johal, Department of Zoology, Punjab University, Chandigarh-160014, India.

Abstract

In India the cultivated oyster mushroom Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer is attacked by the larvae of two species of Phoridae, Megaselia pleurota Disney sp. n. and M. scalaris (Loew). The new species is described. Biological data and damage symptoms are reported for both species. Serious economic damage is also caused by a bacterium associated with M. scalaris. The identities of the two Megaselia species, previously reported attacking this fungus, are called into question.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1994

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