Juvenile hormone analogs: detrimental effects on the development of an endoparasitoid

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Science  22 Aug 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4203, pp. 640-642
DOI: 10.1126/science.1162346


A high incidence of mortality of the endoparasitoid Aphidius nigripes was observed when its host. Macrosiphum euphorbiae, was treated with juvenile hormone analogs. Larval and pupal stages of the parasitoid were susceptible. Off-target effects on natural enemies may seriously limit the use of juvenile hormone analogs, especially in integrated control programs.