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Toxicological Studies with Adults of Apple Maggot and Cherry Fruitflies

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Several types of toxicity studies are reported with the following aims in mind: To determine the comparative toxici ies of trivalent and pentavalent arsenic to the apple maggot, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh), the cherry fruitfly, Rhagoletis cingulata (Loew), and the dark cherry fruitfly, Rhagoletis fausta (O. S.). This work follows closely the method of Pearson & Richardson (1933) using the housefly. Musca domestica L. To study the toxicity of some nicotine compounds and Reinecke salt, using the same individual feeding method as used in the first section. To conduct cage tests with a miscellaneous group of insecticides, following the method of Boyce (1934) who worked with the walnut husk fly, Rhagoletis completa Cress.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1941

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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