Influence of Host Plants on Insecticide Metabolism and Management of Variegated Cutworm

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Midgut microsomal aldrin epoxidase of Peridroma saucia (Hübner), when fed peppermint leaves Mentha piperita L., was up to 9 times more active than larvae that were fed leaves of other host plants, such as, alfalfa, Medicago sativa L., bush snap beans, Phaseolus vulgaris L., garden beets, Beta vulgaris L., or a weed host, curly dock, Rumex crispus L. Epoxidase levels in larvae fed peppermint leaves were ca. 6 times more active than those fed a semidefined artificial diet. Larvae collected from peppermint fields had higher levels of the enzyme than laboratory-reared cutworms, and activity was much higher in instars 5-6 than in instar 4. Larvae fed peppermint leaves were more tolerant of acephate, methomyl, and malathion than larvae fed bush snap bean leaves.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 15, 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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