Variation in Susceptibility of Diadegma insulare (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) to Permethrin

Authors: Xu, Jianxiang; Shelton, Anthony M.; Cheng, Xianian

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 94, Number 2, April 2001 , pp. 541-546(6)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Six field populations of the parasitoid Diadegma insulare (Cresson) were collected from Mexico and the United States and tested for their susceptibility to permethrin by using a glass-vial residue bioassay. Significant differences existed in susceptibility, with one population significantly more susceptible than the other five. Susceptibility of D. insulare increased when they were reared for several generations in the greenhouse in the absence of selection. D. insulare was less suceptible to permethrin than the adult stage of its host, Plutella xylostella (L.), from a laboratory colony, but more susceptible than those hosts collected from a commercial field. Our data suggest that a field population of D. insulare appeared to increase its tolerance to permethrin much more slowly than P. xylostella.

Keywords: Diadegma insulare; Plutella xylostella; permethrin

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: April 1, 2001

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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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