Field-Plot Tests with Insecticides for Control of Chironomus atrella1,2

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Adults of Chironomus atrella (Townes), emerging in large numbers from a tidal cove, have been a nuisance to residents along the shore. This is the first report of this insect as a pest. Open-ended drums emplaced in the bottom of the cove were used to test insecticides against the larvae under field conditions. AbateĀ® (O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate O,O-diester with 4,4'-thiodiphenol), malathion, naled, and pyrethrum were all effective when formulated to carry the insecticide to the bottom mud.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1968

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