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Effects of concentration and exposure period to indoxacarb on the onset of abnormal behaviors in eastern subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

Franklin Quarcoo,, Dunlun Song,, and Xing Ping Hu, Auburn University, Plant Pathology and Entomology, 301 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL

To beter understand the effect of indoxacarb on termite behaviors and control effectiveness,this study investigated how concentration and exposure period affect termite behaviors. Workers of the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes, were exposed to indoxacarb-treated soil (ppm, w/w) at various concentrations and exposure-periods. Behavior changes and mortality at various post-exposure times were recorded.

Species 1: Isoptera Rhinotermitidae Reticulitermes flavipes (eastern subterranean termite)

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