Reduction of Almond Moth/Populations in Simulated Storages by the Release of Genetically Incompatible Males

Author: Brower, John H.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 73, Number 3, June 1980 , pp. 415-418(4)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Males of a native strain (US) of Ephestia cautella (Walker) that is reproductively incompatible with an Iranian strain (I) were released into simulated warehouses in a 3-yr study of population suppression. Populations were greatly reduced by males released at ratios of 9 US:1 I and 24 US:1 I. The higher ratio consistently reduced population levels more than the lower ratio and eliminated the I populations in 50–80% of the trials. These results indicate that the use of reproductive incompatibility is a potential means of population suppression.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1980

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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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