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Laboratory Evaluation of Malathion as a Protectant for Natural Raisins1

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Malathion protected natural raisins from 3 species of stored-product insects, the Indian-meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner); the saw-toothed grain beetle, Oryzaephilus surinamensis (L.); and the merchant grain beetle, O. mercator (Fauvel). A 4th species, a dermestid beetle, Trogoderma inclusum Leconte, was not controlled by the malathion deposits on the raisins,except in a high dust treatment with residues above 12 ppm. The protection lasted for 12 months against all the species in adult, larval, and egg stages except against the mature larvae of the Indian-meal moth.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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