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Studies on the Control of Mosquitoes in Egypt by Means of Chemosterilants. III. Sterilization of Anopheles pharoensis and Culex pipiens1 by Metes2

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Metepa was an effective chemosterilant when mixed with the adult food, causing complete sterility at 0.01% in Anopheles pharoensis Theobald and at 0.1% in Cutex pipiens L. In the case of larval treatment, metepa seemed to have no effect on A. pharoensis, but caused complete sterility in C. pipiens when used at a concentration of 50- 60 ppm in the larval breeding water. Sterility caused by the residual effect of metepa also proved to be promising when both species were subjected to 10-25 mgjO.09 m2 on glass surfaces for 2 hours.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1970

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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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