Effect of hydroprene on Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
DOI: 10.1016/0022-474X(84)90008-0
Title: Effect of hydroprene on Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
Journal Title: Journal of Stored Products Research
Volume: 20
Issue: 4
Publication Date: October 1984
Start Page: 229
End Page: 232
Published online: online 3 October 2003
ISSN: 0022-474X
Author: P.J. Rup, P.K. Chopra
  • Department of Biology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, India
  • Abstract: ong>Effect of the insect growth regulator, hydroprene, was observed on Callosobruchus maculatus (F.). Hydroprene was applied topically to the last 2–3 sternites of unmated males and females with a micropipette. No significant decrease in fecundity was observed even with the highest dose of 0.75 μg of hydroprene, whereas the fertility of the eggs laid by treated females was affected on the first day of the oviposition period even with the lowest dose of 0.1 μg, and the Effect was diluted with time. Male fertility was also affected. The emerged F1 adults showed morphological abnormalities and the developmental period was prolonged.
    Received: 11 June 1984

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