The green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), is an important insect pest of many crops around the world. Pesticide-induced hormesis may be an alternative mechanism for pest resurgence. In this study, life table parameters were applied to the estimation of sulfoxaflor-induced hormesis of adult M. persicae following 2-d LC25 concentration exposure. Leaf-dip bioassays showed that the sulfoxaflor possessed high toxicity against M. persicae, with an LC50 of 0.059 mg/liter. The results indicated that the exposure of the parent generation of M. persicae to sublethal sulfoxaflor induced increase in reproduction and prolongation of immature development duration in the first progeny generation. Both R0 and GRR of aphids for treatment group were significantly higher than for the control in F1 generation, and the mean generation time was significantly postponed in treated group. These results suggest a hormesis induced by lower concentration of sulfoxaflor in M. persicae. It would be useful for assessing the overall effects of sulfoxaflor on M. persicae.
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