Insecticide Tests Against Gypsy Moth Larvae1

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Several insecticides were tested in the laboratory to determine their effectiveness against gypsy moth larvae (Porthetria dispar (L.)). The insecticides were tested first by dipping bunches of leaves in acetone-water suspensions of the insecticides and exposing the treated foliage to the larvae. The more promising insecticides were tested further as sprays on rooted willow cuttings, potted apple trees, or oak seedlings.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1962

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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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