Methoprene and Sex Pheromone as Control Agents for the Almond Moth (Lepidoptera: Phycitidae) on Peanuts Stored in the Shell

Authors: Vick, K. W.; Coffelt, J. A.; Silhacek, D. L.; Oberlander, H.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 78, Number 1, February 1985 , pp. 258-262(5)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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The insect growth regulator methoprene and the sex pheromone (Z,E)-9,12-tetradecadien-l-ol acetate were tested separately and in combination for the control of Ephestia cautella (Walker) on stored-in-the-shell peanuts. In the first year of the 2-year test, treatment of peanuts with 10 ppm methoprene caused a 93% reduction in insect emergence and a reduction of 43% in insect damage. The second year, the reductions were ca. 98 and 55%, respectively. Both tests were conducted with heavily infested peanuts. The sex pheromone treatment alone or in combination with methoprene was ineffective in E. cautella control except at the 4-ppm insect growth regulator concentration.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1985

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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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