Four developmental inhibitors (Altosid, Altozar, ZR-619 and ZR-777) and two organophosphates (Parathion and Abate) were tested on Aedes aegypti under laboratory conditions. When applied to fourth-instar larvae, the organophosphates were more toxic than the developmental inhibitors. Concentrations required for standard kills (LC50 and LC95) were lower for Altosid and ZR-619 than for Altozar and ZR-777. Field applications of Altosid SR-10 controlled Culiseta inornata for two weeks at 4 ounces per acre. With the exception of Dolichopodidae, most non-target aquatic organisms showed little response to Altosid SR-10. Although the developmental inhibitors Altosid and ZR-619 require higher concentrations for mosquito control, they inflict a minimum amount of damage to non-target aquatic organisms.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Orr, Richard L., "The comparative toxicity of developmental inhibitors and organophosphates on mosquitoes" (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 7841.
Mosquitoes, Control; Organophosphorus compunds