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Common Cattle Grub: Control with Animal Systemic Insecticides

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Data from tests with cattle treated with commercially-available animal systemic insecticides to control Hypoderma lineattun (de Villers) were analyzed by log probit. Label-recommended dosages for a spray of coumaphos, spray or pouron of phosmet, and spray of trichlorfon exceeded the calculated LD90 dosages. Thus, these treatments, if properly applied, should provide >90% control of cattle grubs. Methoprene in drinking water of cattle at 0.05––1.0 ppm for 7 months did not prevent cattle grubs from encapsulating in the backs of the treated animals but prevented adults from eclosing from pupae collected from treated cattle.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1977

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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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