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Cyromazine Inhibits Reproduction and Larval Development of the Australian Sheep Blow Fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae

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Abstract:

The triazine compound cyromazine (CGA-72662) is an effective inhibitor of larval development of Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann). A concentration of 0.5 ppm in larval rearing medium was sufficient to completely inhibit adult emergence. Both egg production and subsequent larval development were inhibited in a concentration-dependent manner when cyromazine was administered to adult flies via drinking water (1–20 g/ml). A concentration of 20 ppm was sufficient to completely inhibit subsequent larval development. This inhibition corresponded to a cyromazine concentration of approximately 1.5 g/g (or 0.1 ng) within the egg. Inhibition of egg production was only partially reversible; egg hatch, however, remained unaffected.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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