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Thuricide® (a microbial insecticide having 30X109 spores of Bacillus thuringiesis Berliner per gram) applied on apple for control of the eye-spotted bud moth, Spilonota ocellana (Denis and Schiffermüller), apparently retarded spring larval development and produced noticeably smaller larvae. Mortality of the spring larvae in the Thuricide-treated section was 16.5% on Red Delicious and 18.7% on Cortland. In the check only 1.5% and 9.5% mortality occurred on Red Delicious and Cortland respectively. Significantly greater numbers of summer larvae were collected in the check than in the treated sections Reared adult moths from the Thuricide block were significantly smaller than those from the check. This size difference was greater with later adult formation periods. The length and width of both males and females in the Thuricide-treated section decreased significantly with later formation periods but increased significantly in size in the check with later formation periods. The immediate effects of Thuricide on the eye-spotted bud moth population were not considered economic control; however, the long-range effects might be promising.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 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.