Compounds Related to Juvenile Hormone. Exceptional Activity of Arylterpenoid Compounds in Four Species of Flies

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Six arylterpenoid juvenile hormone mimics were prepared and tested in the laboratory against the house fly, Musca domestica L., the face fly, Musca autumnalis De Geer, the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L)., and the horn fly, Haematobia irritans (L). Three of the compounds also were evaluated as feed additives to cattle and as insecticidal sprays. All compounds were highly active against all 4 species. The JH activity of 2-ethoxy-9-(p-isopropylphenyl)- 2, 6-dimethylnonane is the highest thus far reported against all species but the horn fly.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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