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Title: Oak leaf roller: contact toxicity of four insecticides applied to the larvae

Author: Greene, Lula E.; Page, Marion

Date: 1974

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-291. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-291

Description: A defoliator of oak and witch-hazel, the oak leaf roller (Archips semiferanus [Walker]) is found in large numbers in northeastern United States and in southwest Ontario, Canada. DDT was formerly used to control this insect. As a preliminary step in finding alternatives to DDT for field testing against the oak leaf roller, four insecticides were evaluated in the laboratory. All four-bioethanomethrin, mexacarbate, phoxim, pyrethrins-caused 90 percent kill with less than 1 pg per insect.

Keywords: Archips semiferanus; chemical control; insecticides; bioethanomethrin; mexacarbate; phoxim; pyrethrins; Quercus spp.; Hamamelis spp.

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Greene, Lula E.; Page, Marion   1974.  Oak leaf roller: contact toxicity of four insecticides applied to the larvae.   Res. Note PSW-RN-291. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p.

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