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The Importance of Sheep Bot Fly Larvae and Their Control with Systemic Insecticides in Arizona1

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Several systemic organophosphates evaluated on groups of 5 lambs significantly reduced Oestrus ovis L. larval burdens. In a feedlot and pasture experiment involving 400 naturally infested lambs, Ruelene® (4-tert-butyl-2- chlorophenyl metllyl methylphosphoramidate) drench gave significant bot control. Because growth rates and carcass evaluation of treated animals were not significantly different from those of untreated animals, the treatments probably would not be economically justified for sheep bot fly control alone within the range of infestations encountered.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 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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