Design of Some Delayed-Action Toxicants for Baits to Control Red Imported Fire Ants

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New candidate insecticides for Solenopsis invicta Buren were prepared which should require metabolism to the known toxicants fluoroacetic acid and trichlorfon before appreciable toxicity could be expressed. Cholesteryl fluoroacetate, sitosteryl fluoroacetate, N-dodecyl 2-fluoroacetamide, and, to a lesser extent, several fatty acid esters of trichlorfon gave delayed kill of imported fire ant workers. In certain cases, these compounds gave delayed kill over an increased range of concentrations, compared to the underivatized toxicants.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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