Corn Flea Beetle (Chaetocnema Pulicaria) Responses to Natural Endophytes of Tall Fescue, Meadow Fescue, and Perennial Ryegrass

  • O. J. -P. Ball
  • C. Pless
  • K. D. Gwinn

Abstract

Adult corn flea beetle (Chaetocnema pulicaria) were less numerous on plots containing tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) infected with the endophytic fungus Neotyphodium coenophialum than on endophyte-free tall fescue plots (Kirfman et al. 1986). The experiments described in this paper were aimed to ascertain whether the endophyte-mediated resistance to corn flea beetle was a consequence of antibiosis or feeding deterrence, and whether grass-endophyte associations other than tall fescue-N. coenophialum were also resistant.

Keywords

Endophytic Fungus Tall Fescue Perennial Ryegrass Flea Beetle Feeding Score 
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References

  1. Kirfman, G. W.; R. L. Brandenburg; and G. B. Garner. 1986. Relationship between insect abundance and endophyte infestation level in tall fescue in Missouri. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 59: 552–554.Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. J. -P. Ball
    • 1
  • C. Pless
    • 2
  • K. D. Gwinn
    • 2
  1. 1.AgResearch, Ruakura Agricultural Research CentreHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department Entomology and Plant PathologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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