Chemosterilizing Activity and Toxicity of P,P-Bis(1-aziridinyl)-N-methylphosphinic Amide and P,P-Bis ( l-aziridinyl) -N-(3-methoxypropyl) - phosphinothioic Amide Against the House Fly1,2
Author: HAYS, SIDNEY B.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 3, June 1968 , pp. 800-802(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Evaluation of P,P-bis (1-aziridinyl) -N-methylphosphinic amide and P,P-bis (1-aziridinyl) -N- (3-methoxypropyl) - Phosphinothioic amide for chemosterilant activity was made by feeding treated diet to adult house flies, Musca domestica L. Sterility was obtained without excessive mortality, males were found to be more affected than females at the same dosage rate, and males treated with phosphinic amide were competitive with non treated males of the same age for virgin females. Males treated with phosphinothioic amide recovered from the initial treatment, and 4 days later they were aggressive and competitive with non treated males. Permanency of sterility was not complete, but egg hatch 3 weeks after treatment was low in insects which received either compound. Longevity was normal for males fed treated diets, female life span was 4-6 days less than normal. Both materials were effective in reducing egg hatch when fed to gravid female flies. Egg production was reduced and percent hatch was low. When offered free choice with nontreated check diet, both materials were effective in reducing egg hatch. Phosphinic amide was very effective in controlling reproduction when fed free choice to a large population of flies of mixed ages. This treatment completely eliminated the population in 4 weeks.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1968-06-01
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