Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Milky Disease of Scarabs

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4623

Multiplication of bacteria in scarab beetle larvae, causing turbidity of the hemolymph and a white color in the posterior region of the body. The bacteria usually associated with this disease are Paenibacillus (formerly Bacillus) popilliae and Paenibacillus lentimorbis.

 Paenibacillus

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