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Experimental Field Treatments with Larvicides for Control of Anopheles, Aedes, and Culex Mosquitoes

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Grassy plots were treated with granular, wettable powder, and emulsifiable-concentrate formulations of 22 different insecticides to determine their residual life as larvicides. Larvae of Anopheles albimanus Wiedemann, Aedes taeniorhynchus Wiedemann, and Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus Say were used as test insects. Thirteen of the compounds gave satisfactory results for 6 or more weeks against at least one of the test species. Dursban® (O,O-diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate) at 1 lb/acre was the most effective compound; fenthion at 2 lb/acre and Abate® (O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate O,O-diester with 4,4′-thiodiphenol) and Mobam® (benzo[b]thien-4-yl methylcarbamate at 4 lb/acre gave comparable results. At 0.5 lb/acre Dursban gave 6 and >12 weeks of 90% kills of A. taeniorhynchus and A. albimanus. Carbamates, such as propoxur, carbaryl, and Mobam were effective against one or more of the 3 species for >12 weeks when applied at rates of 2 to 4 lb/acre. Residual activity varied markedly with the dosage rate and species tested.

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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