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Effect of Three Chemosterilants on the Pea Aphid Fed on an Artificial Diet1

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Abstract:

Nymphs of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris), were fed on a chemical diet containing apholate, tepa, or metepa, and progeny were counted after nymphs became adults and began reproducing. Apholate inhibited reproduction at dosages from 0.1-0.005%, but caused no mortality to feeding nymphs at any dosages from 0.1-0.001%. Tepa inhibited reproduction at dosages of 0.1- 0.0025%, but caused some mortality to feeding nymphs at dosages higher than 0.025%. Metepa could not be clearly demonstrated as a chemosterilant because it was too toxic to feeding nymphs.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1966

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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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