The Effect of Temperature and Humidity on the Susceptibility of Flour Beetles to Organophosphorus Insecticides

  • D. B. Chadha Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
  • S. L. Perti Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
  • R. S. Dixit Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
  • P. N. Agarwal Defence Research Laboratory (Materials), Kanpur
Keywords: Insect, Diazinon, Tribolium Castaneum Herbst

Abstract

The effect of the temperature and humidity on the susceptibility of Tribolium castaneum Herbst. to malathion and diazinon, has been investigated. It has been found that temperature significantly influences the susceptibility of T. castaneum to malathion though not to diazinon. Humidity, however, influences the susceptibility if the insect to both insecticides.
Published
2014-05-16
How to Cite
ChadhaD., PertiS., DixitR., & AgarwalP. (2014). The Effect of Temperature and Humidity on the Susceptibility of Flour Beetles to Organophosphorus Insecticides. Defence Science Journal, 15(1), 44-47. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.15.7253
Section
Research Papers