A Laboratory Rearing Method and Dosage-Mortality Data on the Bollworm, Heliothis zea1

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A method for rearing the bollworm, Heliothis zea (Boddie), on larval diet was developed. After larvae red for about ; 2 days on cotton terminals they were transferred to individual vials which contained larval diet. Antimicrobial agents were added to the diet to eliminate the necessity for aseptic procedures. This method proved satisfactory for rearing large numbers of boll- worm larvae for laboratory testing.

Dosage-mortality curves were obtained for eight insecticides and insecticide combinations. The data obtained in this study indicate no measurable insecticide resistance in bollworms collected at College Station, Texas.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1961

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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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