Parathion Resistance in House Fly Populations in the Savannah, Georgia, Area1

Authors: MATHIS, WILLIS; FLYNN, ARTHUR D.; SCHOOF, HERBERT F.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 60, Number 5, October 1967 , pp. 1407-1409(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

Exposure of field-collected house flies, Musca domestica L., from a dairy near Savannah, Georgia, to commercially prepared parathion-diazinon cords gave average kills of 21, 23, and 28%, respectively, with 1-, 2-, and 4-hour exposure. A 60-minute exposure of a standard (NAIDM) laboratory strain to the same cords gave 100% mortality. Three-day-old flies from a colonized field strain were immersed in parathion or diazinon solutions. Parathion, 1.17 µg/ml, gave 87% mortality of the NAIDM strain but 25 µg/ml were required to give 95% kills of the field strain. Diazinon, 3.12 µg/ml, gave 100% mortality of the NAIDM strain and 8% of the field strain.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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