Mosquito Control Agents Derived from Petroleum Hydrocarbons. III. The Effect of FLITĀ® MLO on First and Second Larval Instars1

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The petroleum hydrocarbon, FLIT MLO, markedly re- tarded the development of the 1st and 2nd larval instars of the southern house mosquito, Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus Say (=C. fatigans Wiedmann) , and the yellow-fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti (L.), when applied to the water surface in 113/4,X7-inch enameled pans at dosage rates of 0.5, I, 2, and 4 gal per acre. Maximum delay in development and maximum mortality were obtained at the rate of 2 gal per acre, which delayed the onset of pupation as much as 9 days and prolonged larval development for as long as 42 days. Gross and microscopic observations of "stunted" specimens revealed abnormalities in the tracheal system, alimentation, pigmentation and response to external stimuli.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1969

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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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