Laboratory Evaluation of Diflubenzuron, Penfluron, and Bay Sir 8514 as Female Sterilants Against the House Fly

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Relative potencies of diflubenzuron, penfluron, and Bay Sir 8514 (2-chloro-N-[[[4-(trifluoromethoxy) phenyl]amino]carbonyl]benzamide) were evaluated as female sterilants against Musca domestica L. by injection. Penfluron and Bay Sir 8514 were more than twice as potent sterilants as diflubenzuron. Penfluron was as potent or more potent than Bay Sir 8514. Moreover, female house flies injected with penfluron or Bay Sir 8514 remained sterile for more than 3 wk, but those injected with diflubenzuron regained fertility partially or completely 10 days post treatment. All 3 compounds prevented egg hatch whether the flies received the injection while they were virgins, after they were inseminated, or after they had laid their 1st batch of eggs.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1979

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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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