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Compounds Related to Juvenile Hormone: Activity of Selected Terpenoids on Tribolium castaneum and T. confusum

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Nine compounds were evaluated for juvenile hormone activity against insecticide resistant and susceptible strains of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst), and a resistant strain of the confused flour beetle, T. confusum Jacquelin duVal. The candidate compounds were incorporated into the diet of the developing insects at a concentration of 5 ppm. The most effective compounds inhibiting development in T. castaneum were an aromatic terpenoid ether and a 14-carbon chain alkyl terpenoid ketone; development of T. confusum was not inhibited by any of the compounds. A high degree of morphological deformity in the developing adults was induced in both species by a 15-carbon chain alkyl terpenoid ketone.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1974

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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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