The effect of temperature and humidity on the susceptibility of flour beetles to insecticides
Keywords: Flour beetles
AbstractThe susceptibility of the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum Herbst. to DDT and dieldrin was investigated at different controlled conditions of temperature and humidity . It was found that the susceptibility was influenced significantly by temperature though not by humidity. DDT exhibited negative temperature coefficient for dieldrin was positive. T. Castaneumwas found to be more susceptible to DDT to DDT at 20-25degree than at 30-35degree celcius whereas the insect was more susceptible to dieldrin at 30-35 degree celcius than at 20-25degree celcius.
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Perti, S., Chadha, D., Dixit, R., & Agarwal, P. (2014). The effect of temperature and humidity on the susceptibility of flour beetles to insecticides. Defence Science Journal, 14(3), 271-276. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.14.7159
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