Ilinsky Y.Y., Tokarev Y.S., Bykov R.A., Yudina M.A., Pavlushin S.V., Inoue M.N., Martemyanov V.V. 2017. [Detection of bacterial symbionts (Wolbachia, Spiroplasma) and eukaryotic pathogen (Microsporidia) in Japanese populations of gypsy moth species (Lymantria spp.)] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.16. No.1: 1–5 [in Russian, with English summary].

Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Ak. Lavrentyeva Ave. 10, Novosibirsk 630090 Russia.

Novosibirsk State University, Pirogova Str. 2, Novosibirsk 630090 Russia.

All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo Str. 3, St.-Petersburg–Pushkin 196608 Russia.

Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals SB RAS, Frunze Str. 11, Novosibirsk 630091 Russia.

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 3-5-8 Saiwai-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo 1838509 Japan.


doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.16.1.01

ABSTRACT. In the present study, Japanese populations of gypsy moth Lymantria dispar japonica (Motschulsky, 1860) and L. postalba (Inoue, 1956,) were screened for the presence of two maternally-inherited bacterial symbionts (Wolbachia and Spiroplasma) and Microsporidia. Both Microsporidia and Wolbachia were absent in all examined individuals (N = 99) while presence of Spiroplasma was registered at 3.9 % prevalence rate (N = 51) in L. dispar japonica population. We discuss the possible role of these microorganisms in gypsy moth population dynamics.

KEY WORDS: bacterial symbionts, pathogens, insects-defoliators, prevalence, population variation.

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