Methods for the Evaluation of Stable Fly Toxicants and Repellents1

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The spot test consists in applying materials to small areas on cattle and confining stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans (L)) on these areas at various intervals after treatment. Materials that are effective in this test are further evaluated by treating an entire animal and placing it in a screened cage with flics.Results of spot tests with several insecticides and a comparison of results obtained in tests with methoxychlor by both methods are presented.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1960

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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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