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Toxicity of 2,4-D to Millipeds (Polydesmidae: Diplopoda): Food Contamination and Residue Distribution as Factors

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Adult millipeds, Scytonotus simplex Chamberlin (polydesmidae: Diplopoda), suffered greatest mortality on fully treated substrates; mortality was less when they were exposed only to contaminated food and least when they were exposed to a substrate half of which was treated with twice the dosage of the fully treated substrate. In contrast to controls, mortality of those on fully treated substrate began on the first day and surpassed 50% by day 7. The implications of these results for laboratory biossay and field experiments are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 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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