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Reproductive Inhibition Activity of the Insect Growth Regulator TH 6040 Against the Stable Fly and the House Fly: Effects on Hatchability

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The insect growth regulator, Thompson-Hayward TH 6040 (N-(4-chlorophenyl)-N′- (2,6-difluorobenzoyl) urea), reduced the hatch of eggs of the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), and the house fly, Musca domestica L., with no effect on fecundity. The chemical was active primarily on the females, but treated males also transferred the effect to untreated females. The effect could be defined as ovicidal or laricidal as fully developed larvae failed to emerge from eggs. At the doses used, the effect was inrreversible. The stable fly was more susceptible than the house fly.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1976

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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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