Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: Insecticide resistance development in the filth fly pupal parasitoid, Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) using laboratory selections
|MAIQUEZ, VINCENT - California State University|
|PITZER, JIMMY - California State University|
|Geden, Christopher - Chris|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Abstract only.
Technical Abstract: House flies are notorious for developing resistance to insecticides that are used to control them. In contrast, natural enemies of the flies have historically not shown insecticide resistance. In this study, an attempt was made to select for resistance in a common and important species of parasitoid, Spalangia cameroni. After 7 generations of selection with imidacloprid there was little evidence that the parasitoids had become more tolerant of this active ingredient that is commonly used for fly control.