Susceptibility of Eggs and Young Adults of Cryptolestes ferrugineus1 and c. turcicus1 to Methyl Bromide2

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Adult Cryplolestes turcicus (Grouvelle) of the Winnipeg strain were more tolerant to methyl bromide than adults of the rusty grain beetle, C. ferrugineus (Stephens), which in turn were less susceptible than C. turcicus of the Slough strain. Eggs of C. turcicus, Winnipeg strain, and of C. ferrugineus showed similar response to methyl bromide. Tolerance to this fumigant varied according to age for eggs and adults of the species and strains tested.

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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