D0281 Lateral transfer of toxicants from male to female oriental fruit moth

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Peter W. Shearer , Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Oregon State University, Hood River, OR
Ann Rucker , Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Bridgeton, NJ
Brian D. Olson , Dow AgroSciences, LLC, Geneva, NY
Ian H Baxter , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Clare Storm , Exosect Ltd, Winchester, United Kingdom
Results of laboratory assays demonstrated that toxicants applied to male Grapholita molesta (Busck) are transferred to female moths, presumably during mating. The life-span, fecundity, and fertility of female G. molesta exposed to males treated topically with solutions of acetone plus either methoxyfenozide or chlorpyrifos, were reduced relative to control females exposed to acetone-only treated males. Similar results were obtained when males were treated with insecticide-laced powder.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.38800