Journal of Applied Entomology (2003) 127, 317-321

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J.-E. Bergh, L. Stengård, L. Hansen, K.-M. Vagn Jensen and P.V. Nielsen (2003)
The effect of anoxic treatment on the larvae of six species of dermestids (Coleoptera)
Journal of Applied Entomology 127 (6), 317-321
Abstract: Based on surveys of species of museum pest insects commonly found in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, six species were selected for a study of the effect of exposure to anoxic treatment on the larval stage. An oxygen level of 0.3% (the rest, nitrogen) was applied and lethal exposure times were determined. Anthrenus museorum L. was the most susceptible species (LT99 = 32.2 h), while Attagenus woodroffei Halst. and Green and Attagenus smirnovi Zhantiev (LT99 = 88.1 h) were the most tolerant species. The LT99 value of At. woodroffei was not calculated, as only 50% of the larvae were killed by the treatment. The results indicate that large intraspecific variation is present in these two Attagenus species. Larvae of Anthrenus verbasci (L.) (LT99 = 43.9 h), Reesa vespulae (Milliron) (LT99 = 53.6 h), and Trogoderma angustum (Solier) (LT99 = 57.2 h) showed intermediate tolerance.
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Database assignments for author(s): Karl-Martin Vagn Jensen

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control - general

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Trogoderma angustum Museum collections
Reesa vespulae Museum collections
Attagenus woodroffei Museum collections
Anthrenus verbasci Museum collections
Anthrenus museorum Museum collections
Attagenus smirnovi Museum collections