The Cotton Leaf Perforator and Its Control in Arizona1
Authors: TUTTLE, DONALD M.; WENE, GEORGE P.; SHEETS, LOUIS W.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 54, Number 1, February 1961 , pp. 67-70(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The cotton leaf perforator, Bucculatrix thurberiella Busck, is a serious pest of cotton in Arizona, Development from egg to adult averaged 18 days. Certain cultural practices intensified cotton leaf perforator injury. Predators, such as Orius nymphs, Chrysopa larvae and adults of Collops and Hippodamia were observed feeding on cotton leaf perforator larvae in the field. Adults of Geocoris, Sinea, and Zelus, and adults and nymphs of Nobis were observed feeding on cotton leaf perforator larvae in The laboratory only.
Chemical control investigations were conducted in the Yuma and Salt River Valley areas. At Yuma spray app1ieutions of insecticides were more effective than dusts. The following insecticides were found to be effective: methyl parathion, toxaphene- DDT combinations, Dilan (1 part of 1,1-his(p-chlorophenyl)- 2-nitropropane plus 2 parts of 1,1-his(p-chlorophenyl)-2-nitrohutane), malathion, Strobane® (terpenes chlorinated to 66% chlorine content), dimethoate, SD 4402 (1,3,4,5,6,7,8,8 octachloro- 3a,4, 7,7a-tetrahydro-4, 7-methanophthalan), Sevin® (1- naphthyl methylcarbamate), Dibrom® (1, 2-dihromo-2,2-diehloroethyl dimethyl phosphate) with DDT, Dipterex® (dimethyl (2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxycthyl) phosphonate with DDT, Trithion® (S-(p-chlorophenylthio) methyl O,O-diethyl phosphorodithioate) with DDT, Chlorthion® (O-(3-chloro-4-mitrophenyl) O,O-dim ethyl phosphorothioate), and a mixture of methyl parathion with endrin.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1961
- 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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