green muscardine

green muscardine

[‚grēn ′məs·kər‚dēn]
(invertebrate zoology)
A disease of the European corn borer, the wheat cockchafer, and other insects caused by the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae.
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The Department of Agriculture Regional Crop Protection Center gave farmers a technical briefing as to how a biological control agent called green muscardine fungus (metharhizium anisopliae) should be introduced to destroy the bugs, Mundo said.
Forbes said there are plans to explore applying green muscardine fungus to the fallen trees as a way to kill beetles.
Similarly Ascomycete, Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin, present in the soil also acting as a causal agent for "green muscardine" of insects, is an important pathogen for the biological control of pests [10, 11].