Laboratory Studies of the Seasonal Tolerance of the Potato Flea Beetle to DDT1

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During the period of 1954-58, field and laboratory studies of the erratic control of the potato flea beetle, Epitrix cucumeris (Harris), with DDT was shown to be a matter of vigor tolerance rather than resistance. With one generation of the insect present annually, overwintered beetles were found to succumb readily to small deposits of DDT in June and early July, while the new generation appearing in mid-July became progressively more tolerant of the insecticide as the season advanced. Less extensive investigations of dieldrin showed results similar to those of DDT, except that the insecticide was effective at levels considerably lower than DDT.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 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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