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The symphylids, also known as garden centipedes or pseudocentipedes, are soil-dwelling arthropods of the class Symphyla. They affect diverse crops worldwide due to the consumption of young roots and seedlings. This study presents the effectiveness of the fungus Purpureocillium lilacinum (strain UdeA0106) to reduce the symphylid population under commercial greenhouse conditions. The results showed that this fungus strain could reduce symphylid density by 70.6%. It also demonstrated that a highdoi:10.15446/rfnam.v73n1.76027 fatcat:lsx6iuicabc5hpgtceg7m3mkti