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The pyrethroid insecticides fenvalerate, permethrin, and fluvalinate were more toxic to adult black vine weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus (F.), on yew, Taxus media Rehder, foliage rather than on leaves of strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa Duchesne, or cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait. Feeding weevils untreated yew foliage or an ethanolic extract of yew needles for 24 h before placing them on fenvalerate-treated strawberry leaves greatly increased knockdown. Host plant species must be considered when pyrethroids are used for control of adult black vine weevil.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1988
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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.