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Volume 61, Issue 3 (Sep 2016)

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Occurrence of Microsporidium sp. and other pathogens in Ips amitinus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Jaroslav Holuša
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  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Department of Forest Protection and Entomology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech Republic
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/ Karolina Lukášová
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Department of Forest Protection and Entomology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech Republic
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  • University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection, Austria
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  • University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection, Austria
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Published Online: 2016-07-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0083

Abstract

A new microsporidium is reported from the small spruce bark beetle, Ips amitinus: Microsporidium sp. with uninucleate oval spores measuring 3.5 × 2.5 μm; infecting cells of the midgut epithelium, midgut muscles, the fat body, the Malpighian tubules, and the gonads of adult beetles collected in Austria. Seven other pathogens were found in beetles collected from Austria, the Czech Republic, and Finland. Six of them were already known from I. amitinus. Nosema cf. typographi is recorded for the first time in the overwintering generation of I. amitinus from the Czech Republic.

Keywords: Small spruce bark beetle; Scolytinae; microsporidia; protozoa; fungi; virus

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About the article

Received: 2015-12-30

Revised: 2016-04-15

Accepted: 2016-04-29

Published Online: 2016-07-21

Published in Print: 2016-09-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0083.

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