- Volume 35 Issue 1
As the pest of the Letinus edoeds, five insect species and six animal species are investigated injuring the fresh mushroom. Of these, insect and animals, Achorutes armatus, Scaphidium amurense and Philomycus confusa caused severe damage to mushroom fruitbody, and a greate deal of damage was done to mushroom lamella by mites (Rhizoglyphis sp., and Histiostoma sp.). As the pest of Lentinus edodes bed logs, two insect species from immature bed logs, eight insects and one isopod species from matured bed logs were investigated. Of those, Moechotypa diphysis was found to be the most injurious species from both immature and matured bed logs. As the pest of Pleurotus ostreatus, six insects and the two mite species were investigated from sporophore. Of those, Lycoriella sp. and Mycophilla sp. are considered to be very serious. while two insects and five mite species were investigated from the mushroom bed. Of those, one insect (Lycoriella sp.) and two mites (Histiostoma feroniarum and Throglyphus bankslogior) found to be abundant and caused serious damage.