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Imidachloprid as a Protectant for Endangered Plants Attacked by Sophonia rufofascia

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Title: Imidachloprid as a Protectant for Endangered Plants Attacked by Sophonia rufofascia
Authors: Follett, Peter A.
Empy-Campora, Cara
Jones, Vincent P.
Keywords: endangered species
indigenous species
insect control
insect pests
show 2 moreMunroidendron racemosum
Sophonia rufofascia

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Issue Date: May 2000
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Follett PA, Empy-Campora C, Jones VP. 2000. Imidachloprid as a protectant for endangered plants attacked by Sophonia rufofascia. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 34:179–181.
Abstract: An experiment was conducted to assess the efficacy of the systemic insecticide imidachloprid (Marathon® 1% granular) against the two-spotted leafhopper, Sophonia rufofascia (Kuoh and Kuoh). A high (3.3 ml) and low (1.6 ml) rate of imidachloprod was applied to the endangered Hawaiian plant Munroidendron racemosum (Forbes) Sherff in 30.5 cm pots. Early nymphal stages of S. rufofascia were placed on plants at 5, 12, 25, 37, and 50 d after application and counted 24 h later. At the high rate, leafhopper mortality was >80% for more than 5 wk. Imidachloprid is potentially a valuable tool for pest management of rare and endangered species in botanical gardens and in the wild.
Description: Scientific note.
Pages/Duration: 3 pages
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 34 - May 2000 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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