Fecundity and Mortality of Female Codling Moth Treated with Novobiocin and Other Antibiotics1

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Various antibiotics and some other compounds were tested as insecticides and chemosterilants on adult female codling moths, Carpocapsa pomonella (L.). These were applied topically to the ventral abdomen or by injection with a microsyringe. Novobiocin was extremely toxic in several tests, killing all the moths treated with dilutions as low as 150 ppm. Egg laying was reduced significantly by a few antibiotics, but most of them had no effect on egg laying or on moth mortality.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1967

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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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