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1 December 2011 Residual Control and Lethal Concentrations of GF-120 (Spinosad) for Anastrepha spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Salvador Flores, Luis E. Gomez, Pablo Montoya
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The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between residual time of GF-120 (spinosad) treatment and mortality in three species of Anastrepha Schiner. Concentrations of 96, 72, 48, and 24 ppm were aged on mango leaves under field conditions for 0, 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, and 21 d after application. We found that Anastrepha ludens, A. obliqua, and A. serpentina were highly sensitive to spinosad. The effects of spinosad were not reduced over the 4 d after the initial application, even at a concentration of 24 ppm. Mortality at 14 d after the application of 72 and 96 ppm of spinosad was similar in each of the three fruit fly species. In addition, we found that 24 ppm of spinosad was consumed the most by each species even though no direct relationship between the rate of consumption per female and the dose of the product was observed, in this test, higher consumption of active ingredient was observed at a concentration of 72 ppm, for A. ludens, 48 ppm for A. obliqua, and 96 ppm for A. serpentina. Our results suggest that a spinosad concentration of 72 ppm may effectively control these pests for at least 10 d under field conditions.

© 2011 Entomological Society of America
Salvador Flores, Luis E. Gomez, and Pablo Montoya "Residual Control and Lethal Concentrations of GF-120 (Spinosad) for Anastrepha spp. (Diptera: Tephritidae)," Journal of Economic Entomology 104(6), 1885-1891, (1 December 2011).
Received: 29 September 2010; Accepted: 1 August 2011; Published: 1 December 2011

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