Laboratory for Diagnosis, Histo- and Cytopathology of Arthropod Diseases

To all people working with arthropods and their pathogens with special reference to members of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology!
Here we want to introduce our Laboratory for Diagnosis, Histo- and Cytopathology of Arthropod Diseases.
Since 1957, a diagnostic laboratory for any kind of diseased arthropods is established at our Institute. We are interested in finding new arthropod pathogens suitable for biological or integrated control.

If you have problems with arthropod rearings or if you find diseased or suspicious arthropods in the field, you can send them directly to our laboratory under the following address:

Dr. Regina G. Kleespies
Institute for Biological Control
Heinrichstraße 243
64287 Darmstadt
Tel.: +49 61 51 / 4 07-2 26
Fax: +49 61 51 / 4 07-2 90
E-mail: Regina Kleespies

Arthropods and their Pathogens [Examples]

For our information, please add the following data to your shipment:

Sender's address - Institute
Common and scientific name of the arthropods
State and number of arthropods
Signs and symptoms observed
Place were the arthropods were found
Date of collection
Host plant of the arthropods
Treatments with pesticides or other control measures
Remarks on the occurrence and frequency of the diseased arthropods
Mortality figures

or please fill in this >Form<

[For shipment, please use stable plastic boxes closed with a perforated cover, or stable vials plugged with cotton, if possible]






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