We have seen no report in the literature indicating that insects are able to acquire suflScient resistance to prevent the effective use of the organic phosphorus insecticides such as parathion. For this reason, and also because of the great toxicity of many of these materials to higher animals, at a number of laboratories a search has been made for related chemicals that will retain high insect toxicity but be much less toxic to warm-blooded animals. As a result of such research 0,0-dimethyl-2,2,2-tricbloro- 1-hydroxyethyl-phosphonate, commonly called Bayer L 18/59, has been introduced as an insecticide.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1955
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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.