Insecticide Resistance in Myzus persicae in Australia

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Four strains of green peach aphid were collected in 1976–77 from peaches and potatoes at Bathurst (B2) and Yanco (Y), New South Wales, Atherton (A), Queensland, and Cobram (C), Victoria. The strains were resistant to DDT (10–21x) but susceptible to lindane and dieldrin. Strains B2, Y, A, and C were resistant to pyrethrin, permethrin, and d-phenothrin (4–15x). The B2 strain was of low resistance to methyl parathion, acephate, and diazinon (2.4–3.8x) but susceptible to methamidophos. Strain Y was moderately resistant to methyl parathion (14x), acephate (8.1x), diazinon (8.6x) and of low resistance to methamidophos (3x). Strains A and C were highly resistant to methyl parathion (47x and 51x, respectively) and moderately resistant to acephate (9.1x and 9.1x, respectively) and diazinon (7.4x and 15x, respectively). A and C also were resistant to methamidophos (7.6x and 3.1x, respectively). The 4 OP resistant strains showed no resistance to the carbamates pirimicarb and methomyl.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1978

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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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