Plant Diversity ›› 1998, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (02): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Antifeeding and Repellent Properties of Mushroom and Toadstool Carpophores


  1. Laboratoired Entomolegie Appliquee, Umdersd'e Paul Sabatier 31062, Toulouse Cedex, France
  • Online:1998-04-25 Published:1998-04-25

Abstract: Aiming to determine antifeedant properties or repellent qualities of higher fungi against insects, 71 species of mushrooms and toadstools were screened using Spodeptera littoralis as a model insect. Reference tests were performed by offering an isolated larvae choising between a fungus-containing rearing medlium and a reference one. Among the 71 fungal species screened, 24 were fo und to show anti feeding or repellent properties as they were significantly rijected compared to the reference medium. A table of rejection of fungi by Spodetera ldtoralis is provided.

Key words: Higher fangi