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Steinernema carpocapsae

Taxonomy ID 34508

Steinernema carpocapsae is a parasitic nematode capable of infecting a broad range of insect species. The infective juvenile, which emerges from a depleted host cadaver to seek out a new insect to infect, is the only free-living stage. Infective juveniles tend to be found at the soil surface, and use an ambushing search strategy in which they stand on their tails and attach to a passing insect.

Genome Projects

There are 2 genome projects for Steinernema carpocapsae: