METACIDE – Metarhizium anisopliae

Metarhizium anisopliae strain is a Deuteromycetous fungus with a host range primarily affecting coleopterans of the families Elateride and curculionidae, although other insect groups are known to the within the host range groups are known to be within the host range of this pathogen. This species is known worldwide from insect and non-insect sites such as soil, river sediments and as a saprophyte on organic detritus. The spores of this fungus when come in contact with the cuticle (skin) of susceptible insects, they germinate and grow directly through the cuticle to the inner body of their host.


Metarhizium anisopilae with a population density of 109 c.f.u./ml.


Metacide controls coconut Rhinocerous beetles, Paddy hoppers, termites, mites etc., effectively.