Control of Leptinotarsa decemlineata by chitin synthesis inhibitors
A comparative evaluation of some chitin synthesis inhibitors as insecticides against Leptinotarsa decemlineata (EPPO A2 pest) was carried out in Poland.
The bioactivity of chlorfluazuron, hexaflumuron, teflubenzuron, triflumurun and novaluron was evaluated in laboratory and field experiments. According to the authors all compounds showed a high potential for the control of the Colorado beetle. A single treatment was able to supress the beetle population density below the dangerous level and was sufficient for the whole growing season.
Malinowski, H.; Pawinska, M. (1992) Comparative evaluation of some chitin synthesis inhibitors as insecticides against Colorado beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say.
Pesticide Science 25, 349-353.