Metabolism of Fenthion by the Southern House Mosquito1

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The oxidative metabolites produced from P32-fenthion by Cutex pipiens quinquefasciatusSay larvae were fenoxon sulfoxide and fenoxon sulfoxide which were found in the larval bodies, and fenthion sulfoxide and fenoxon sulfoxide which were found in the exposure water. Fenoxon was present only when the larvae were exposed to high concentrations of fenthion. The hydrolytic metabolites found in the larval bodies were dimethyl phosphorothioic acid and dimethyl phosphoric acid. The former water-soluble compound was the most abundant of all the metabolites, thus demonstrating the importance of thrones-type hydrolysis in the defoliation of fenthion by normal strains of C. p. quinquefascialus.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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