한국응용곤충학회 학술대회논문집 2018년 작물보호분야 공동 국제학술대회 , 2018년 작물보호분야 공동 국제학술대회 (p.477-477)

Infestation status of darkling beetle (Alphitobius diaperinus ) in broiler chicken houses of Korea

초록

While the darkling beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) is considered a pest of stored products, it does not pose a significant economic threat to this industry. The grains these beetles feed on are often already damaged. However, the beetle is considered the foremost premise pest in the poultry industry in many countries of the world. Recently, the darking beetle has also infested in broiler chicken houses of Korea. The problems caused by this pest are destroying their insulative capability, lowering chick’s overall performance and transmitting pathogenic organisms, and have been substantial economic losses to poultry producers. Therefore, we surveyed the status of infestation and damage of this pest in broiler chicken houses. Because there is no simple one step process that will completely eliminate darkling beetle populations from broiler facilities, we would like to outline further studies on the proper control measures.