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Definition of milky disease

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Definition as written by Magpye:

Any of a group of diseases beetle of scarabaeid larvae, caused by species of the genus Bacillus.

Type A milky disease of the white grub of the Japanese beetle (Polillia japonica) is caused by Paenibacillus popilliae .

Type B milky disease (marked by extensive formation of blood clots, impairment of circulation, and gangrene of the appendages) is caused by Bacillus lentimorbus.


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