A Laboratory, Insecticide Screening Technique for Megaselia halterata, a Mushroom Fly
Authors: Sepencer, Suzanne; McDaniel, John S.; Burbutis, Paul P.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 70, Number 1, February 1977 , pp. 101-103(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A new laboratory method may be used to evaluate the effectiveness of insecticides vs.Megaselia halterata (Wood), a mushroom fly. The method involves counting the emerged adult progeny of 10 pair of flies which have been introduced into closed jars containing insecticide-treated, one- week-old, compost and spawn. The percent reductions in progeny numbers produced with diazinon (25% EC) in concentrations between 1 and 25 ppm suggest that the results obtained may be directly related to field expectations.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1977-02-01
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