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Testing of Insecticides Against the Tropical Horse Tick in the Laboratory

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Abstract:

The effects of dipping engorged females of Anocentor nitens (Neumann) in 28 insecticides on estimated reproduction (ER) [ER = wt eggs (g)/wt female (g) × % hatch × 20,000] were determined. The percent inhibition of ER was analyzed by the log probit method. The results are presented as the percent concentration of insecticides (IC) that inhibited 50% and 90% of the ER of the ticks. The IC50, values ranged from 0.00021% for isobenzan to 1.007% for malathion.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 15, 1971

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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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