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The ovicidal properties of the juvenile hormone mimic sumitomo S-31183 (SK-591) to insects

  • K. R. S. Ascher
  • Miriam Eliyahu


S-31183 was assayed against preimaginal stages of the tobacco whitefly,Bemisia tabaci (Genn.), and eggs of the Egyptian cotton leafworm,Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). The compound was found to be an ovicide forB. tabaci eggs in both preinfestation and postinfestation treatments. FreshS. littoralis eggs were very susceptible to the compound at 0.05 ppm a.i., response was much poorer with 1-2-day-old eggs and 2-3-day-old eggs were not affected even by 100 ppm.

Key Words

S-31183 (SK-591) juvenile hormone mimic ovicide Bemisia tabaci Spodoptera littoralis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. R. S. Ascher
  • Miriam Eliyahu
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of ToxicologyARO, The Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael

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