Side effects of vegetable pesticides on a predatory mirid bug, Pilophorus typicus Distant (Heteroptera: Miridae)

Kengo Nakahira, Ryoya Kashitani, Masafumi Tomoda, Rika Kodama, Katsura Ito, Satoshi Yamanaka, Mitsutoshi Momoshita, Ryo Arakawa

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Abstract

The harmful side effects of 11 pesticides, 5 acaricides, and 10 fungicides on nymphs and adults of the predatory mirid bug Pilophorus typicus Distant (Heteroptera: Miridae) were determined by dipping them into solutions of each chemical. Two insect growth regulators (IGRs), buprofezin and cyromazine, were not harmful to nymphal survival of P. typicus on the fifth day. Flufenoxuron, lufenuron, and novaluron (also IGRs) were seriously harmful to nymphal survival of P. typicus on the fifth day. IGRs that were deleterious to nymphal survival were probably harmful because they regulated molting. Three insecticides, buprofezin, cyromazine, and pyridalyl; one acaricide, bifenazate; and four fungicides, boscalid, captan, iprodione, and triadimefon, were found to be inert pesticides for nymphs and adults of P. typicus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-243
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Entomology and Zoology
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Insect Science

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