Advertisement

International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 671–675 | Cite as

Responses of Zaprionus paravittiger (Drosophilidae: Diptera) to Antijuvenile Hormone, PrecoceneI

  • Pushpinder J. Rup
  • Anita Baniwal
Article

Abstract

The treatment of different developmental stages and adults of Z. paravittiger with precocene, failed to produce any precocious metamorphosis, but it definitely proved to be toxic at very low doses to eggs, first instar and second instar and showed an antigonadotrophic effect when adults were topically treated. The ID50 concentrations for emergence were 0.076, 0.005, 1.00, 1000 and 90ppm for egg, first instar, second instar, third instar and pupae, respectively. The adult longevity and fecundity was reduced even when adults were treated with 0.1 ppm concentration of precoceneI, in 1 /μ1 of acetone.

Key Words

Zaprionus paravittiger precoceneI development 

Résumé

Le traitement des différentes phases développementales et des adultes du Z. paravittiger avec précocèneI n’a pas produit de métamorphose précoce, mais il s’est certainement avéré toxique à des doses très faibles aux oeufs, à la première phase métamorphologique et a manifesté un effet anti-gonadotrophique quand les adultes étaient superficiellement traités.

Les concentrations de ID50 lors de l’émergence étaient de 0,076; 0,005; 1,00; 1000 et 90 ppm pour les oeufs, la première phase, la 2me phase, la 3me phase et nymphe respectivement. La longévité et fécondité étaient réduites même quand les adultes étaient traités avec une concentration de 0,1 ppm de de précocèneI dans 1 μl d’acétone.

Mots Cléfs

Zaprionus paravittiger précocèneI développement 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Ashburner M. and Thompson J. N. Jr (1978) The laboratory culture of Drosophila 2a. In The Genetics and Biology of Drosophila (Edited by Ashburner M. and Wright T. R. F.), pp. 1–109. Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  2. Bowers W. S. (1976) Discovery of insect antiallatropins. In The Juvenile Hormone (Edited by Gilbert L. I.), pp. 394–409. Plenum Press, New York.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bowers W. S., Ohta T., Cleere J. and Marsella P. (1976) Discovery of insect antijuvenile hormones in plants. Science 193, 542–547.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Chenevert R., Paquin R. and Perron J. M. (1978) Anti-juvenilisante du precocene, sur Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.). Le Naturaliste Can. 105, 425–427.Google Scholar
  5. Chenevert R., Perron J. M., Paquin R. and Plante R. (1981) Morphogenetic effect of precocene I and II on Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.). Experientia 37, 32–33.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Cupp E. W., Lok J. B. and Bowers W. S. (1977) The developmental effects of 6,7-dimethoxy-2, 2-dimethyl chromene on the pre-imaginal stages of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culcidae). Entomologia exp. appl. 22, 23–28.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Farag A. I. and Varjas L. (1981) The action of precoceneII on the development and reproduction of the cotton stainer Dysdercus cingulatus following larval treatments. Acta phytopath. acad. scient, hung. 16, 223–231.Google Scholar
  8. Feldlaufer M. F. and Eberle M. W. (1980) Insecticidal effect of precoceneII on the human body louse, Pediculus humanus. Trans. R. Soc. trop. Med. Hyg. 74, 398–399.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Fridman-Cohen S. and Pener M. P. (1980) Precocenes induce effect of juvenile hormone excess in Locusta migratoria. Nature 286, 711–713.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Godble N. N. and Vaidya V. G. (1972) A new species of Drosophilidae from Pooni (India): Zaprionus (Zaprionus) paravittiger sp. nov. Drosoph. Inf. Serv. 48, 135–136.Google Scholar
  11. Hayes M. J. and Oliver J. H. Jr (1981) Immediate and latent effects induced by the antiallatotropin precoceneII on embryonic Dermacentor variabilis (Say) (Acari, Ixodidae). J. Parasit. 67, 923–927.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Judson P., Rao B. K., Thankur S. S. and Revathy D. (1979) Effect of precoceneII on reproduction of the bug Dysdercus similis (F) (Hecteroptera). Indian J. exp. Biol. 17, 947–949.Google Scholar
  13. Landers M. H. and Happ G. M. (1980) Precocene inhibition of vitellogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Experientia 36, 619–620.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Miall R. C. and Mordue W. (1980) PrecoceneII has juvenile hormone effects on 5th instar Locusta migratoria. J. Insect Physiol. 26, 361–364.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Mulla M. S., Darwazeh A. and Norland R. L. (1974) Insect growth regulators: evaluation procedures and activity against mosquito. J. econ. Ent. 67, 329–332.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Oliveira-Filho A. M. De, Pinchin R., Santos C. E. and Bowers W. S. (1980) Activity of precocenes on the chagas disease vector, Panstrongylus megistus. Trans. R. Soc. trop. Med. Hyg. 74, 545–547.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Pratt G. E., Jennings R. C. and Hamnett A. F. (1981) The mode of action of precocenes. In Regulation of Insect Development and Behaviour (Edited by Sehnol F., Zabra A. X., Menn J. J. and Cymborowsk B.), pp. 347–356. Technical University Press, Wraclow.Google Scholar
  18. Pridantseva E. A., Kornienko N. I. and Tsizin Y. U. S. (1981) (The effect of growth inhibitors on the mosquito Aedes aegypti L. and the bug Rhodnius prolixus Stal. Communication IV. The activity of precocenes). Meditsin. Parazitol. Parazit. Bolezni 50, 46–51.Google Scholar
  19. Sieber R. and Benz G. (1980) Hormonal regulation of pupation of the coding moth, Laspeyresia pomonella. Physiol. Ent. 5, 283–290.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Slama K. (1978) The principles of antihormone action in insects. Acta ent. bohem. 76, 65–82.Google Scholar
  21. Tarrant C. A. and Cupp E. W. (1978) Morphogenetic effects of precoceneII on the immature stages of Rhodnius prolixus. Trans R. Soc. trop. Med. Hyg. 72, 666–668.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Tarrant C. A., Cupp E. W. and Bowers W. S. (1982) The effects of precoceneII on reproduction and development of triatomina bugs (Reduviidae: Triatominae). Am. J. trop. Med. Hyg. 31, 416–420.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Unnithan G. C. and Nair K. K. (1979) The influence of corpus allatum activity on the susceptibility of Oncopeltus fasciatus to precocene. Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 72, 38–40.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© ICIPE 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pushpinder J. Rup
    • 1
  • Anita Baniwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology DepartmentGuru Nanak Dev UniversityAmritsarIndia

Personalised recommendations