Efficacy and Persistence of Different Insecticides Against the Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus lineolaris (Heteroptera: Miridae), on a Season-long Host Plant, Coronilla varia

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Adult tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), was highly susceptible to carbamates and moderately susceptible to pyrethroids in laboratory tests. Of four insecticides tested in the field, malathion was least persistent and dimethoate and carbofuran were most persistent with intervals of 20–24 days between treatments. Crown vetch, Coronilla varia L., is a season-long host for nymphs and adults of L. lineolaris and can be used to advantage for experiments where a high and stable population is needed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1986

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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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