Journal article

Effects of chlorantraniliprole and chromafenozide on mortality and feeding cessation of the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)

Ya-Jun Gong, Jin-Cui Chen, Shao-Kun Guo, Pan Shi, Li-Jun Cao, Ming-Liang Li, Ary A Hoffmann, Shu-Jun Wei

Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology | KOREAN SOC APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY | Published : 2020

Abstract

The fall webworm (FWW) Hyphantria cunea, native to North America, is a globally invasive pest of a wide range of forest and fruit trees. Spraying of pesticides is the primary method for the control of FWW. In this study, toxicity and feeding cessation of two potential pesticides against the FWW, chlorantraniliprole, and chromafenozide, were evaluated. Both pesticides were slow to affect FWW. For chlorantraniliprole, the highest mortality of third instar larvae occurred at 72 h with an LC50 of 10.34 mg/L, while for chromafenozide, the highest mortality occurred at 72 h with an LC50 value 74.0950 mg/L. Low concentrations of both pesticides led to larvae ceasing to feed after six hours (chloran..

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Grants

Awarded by Beijing Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Pest Management on Northern Fruits


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Yu-Zhu Wang from the Chinese Academy of Forestry to providing the testing insects. The study was funded by the Beijing Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Pest Management on Northern Fruits (BZ0432) and BAAFS (China)-UOM (Australia) Joint Laboratory on Pest Control Research.