Nitrofurans as Chemosterilants of Stored-Grain Insects

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Two nitrofurans, thiofuradene (1-(5-nitrofurfurylidene)-2- imidazolidinethione), and nitrofurazone (5-nitro-2-furaldehyde semicarbazone), caused no permanent sterility at 0.0005% to 0.05% in food given to larvae and adults of the red flour beetle, Tribolium caataneum (Herbst), the granary weevil, Sitophilus Granaries (L.), and the Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier). At the higher dosage levels, a high larval and adult mortality occurred which indicated that both nitrofurans had exerted either a toxic or repellent effect on these insects.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1963

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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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