Sublethal Doses of Malathion and Dichlorvos: Effects on Fecundity of the Black Carpet Beetle
Authors: Zettler, J. L.; LeCato, G. L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 67, Number 1, February 1974 , pp. 19-21(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Attagenus megatoma (F.) that survived treatment with the LD50 doses of malathion or dichlorvos had reduced fecundity, longevity, and duration of oviposition. Fecundity was reduced 63% by malathion and 74% by dichlorvos; 16% of the beetles treated with malathion and 30% of those treated with dichlorvos failed to produce progeny; and treated beetles were induced by the stress of the compounds to oviposit prematurely. Thus, 41 and 45% reductions in fecundity were produced by the treatment with malathion and dichlorvos, respectively.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1974
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