Test Protocols and Toxicity of Organophosphate Insecticides to Caribbean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Authors: NIGG, H. N.; MALLORY, L. L.; FRASER, S.; SIMPSON, S. E.; ROBERTSON, J. L.; ATTAWAY, J. A.; CALLAHAM, S. B.; BROWN, R. E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 87, Number 3, June 1994 , pp. 589-595(7)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:General methods for testing effects of toxicants on Ana stepha suspense (Loew) (Caribbean fruit fly) are described. We estimated relative toxicities of topically applied methamidophos, malathion, ethion, and acephate and orally administered dimethoate, methamidophos, phosdrin, acephate, malathion, and chlorpyrifos for a laboratory colony of A. suspense. Females were significantly more tolerant to malathion than males by oral administration but not by topical application. Other pesticides were not differentially toxic to sexes.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1994-06-01
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