Several concentrations of substances known to be biologically active in insects were added to the standard larval diet for Heliothis spp., and their effects on the larval and pupal development and reproduction of the bollworm, Reliothis zea (Boddie), and the tobacco budworm, H.uirescens (F.) , were determined. Some compounds affected larval growth and development and/or the subsequent reproductive capacity of the treated insects. Therefore, these substances may have a possible role as insecticides and/or as chemosterilants.
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.