Distribution and Characterization of Organophosphate-Resistant Southern Chinch Bugs (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) in Florida

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Abstract:

Toxicological data from laboratory studies on 13 south-Florida strains of Blissus insuloris Barber confirmed high resistance to chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide; 3.41-fold to 3.19 × 108-fold levels of resistance at LC50 were detected in a 70-km coastal area of metropolitan Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida. A 9.25-fold level of resistance to an alternative carbamate insecticide, propoxur, was demonstrated.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1983

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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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