Biological Activity of Avermectin B1 Against the Boll Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

$28.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

In laboratory studies, the compound avermectin B, (MK-936) was biologically active against Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman. The activity was expressed by arrested pupal-adult development when avermectin B1 was topically applied to newly ecdysed pupae. Depending upon the concentration applied, metamorphosis progressed to a given point in morphogenesis and then death occurred. Avermectin B1 significantly reduced pheromone production when applied topically to adults. Additional effects were observed on adults after immersion or by their feeding upon treated cotton buds. Paralysis developed and death occurred at ca. 14 days postexposure. A swollen, distended abdomen extending beyond the elytra was a characteristic symptom of avermectin B1 activity.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1984

More about this publication?
  • 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.
  • Editorial Board
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Information for Advertisers
  • Visit this journal's homepage
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more