Laboratory Studies of Residual Contact Effect of 28 Insecticides on Japanese Beetle Adults1

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Twenty-eight organic insecticides were tested against Japanese beetle adults, Popillia japonica Newm. Different deposit Rates on glass surfaces were aged for up to 35 days. The effective ness of these deposits was evaluated against Japanese beetle adults during the aging period. Of the materials tested, Guthion and Sevin (N-methyl-1-naphthyl carbamate) proved to be the most effective both in toxicity and length of residual life. Phosdrin and RE-4355 [O,O-Dimethyl-O-(1,2-dibromo-2,2 dichloro-ethyl) phosphate] were the most rapid in action.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1959

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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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