A New Approach in Integrated Control: Insect Juvenile Hormone plus a Hymenopteran Parasite against the Stable Fly

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Science  22 Dec 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4067, pp. 1292-1293
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4067.1292


Two insect juvenile hormone analogs, 4[(6,7-epoxy-3-ethyl-7-methyl-2-nonenyl)oxy] benzene and 6,7-epoxy-1-(p-ethylphenoxy)-3,7-dimethyl-2-octene, when applied topically to pupae of the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), were morphogenetically effective against the metamorphosing pupae but did not affect oviposition and development of the hymenopteran parasite, Muscidifurax raptor Girault and Sanders, in the treated pupae. Also, reproductivity of the parent generation of parasites was not affected.