Journal of Economic Entomology (2014) 107, 215-222

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Aline Nondillo, Cindy Correa Chaves, Flávio Bello Fialho, Odair Correa Bueno and Marcos Botton (2014)
Evaluation of insecticides for the control of Linepithema micans (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Journal of Economic Entomology 107 (1), 215-222
Abstract: Linepithema micans (Forel) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is the main ant species responsible for the spreading of Eurhizococcus brasiliensis (Wille) (Hemiptera: Margarodidae), a soil scale that damages grapevine plants in southern Brazil. The effect of contact and ingestion of insecticides on the control of L. micans was evaluated in a greenhouse using grapevines (Vitis spp.) infested by L. micans. The insecticides thiamethoxam (250, 187.5, and 125 g/ha), fipronil (4, 5, and 50 ml/ha), and imidacloprid (650 g/ha) were sprayed on the ground, whereas toxic baits containing boric acid (0.5, 1.0, and 1.2%), pyriproxyfen (0.3 and 0.5%), and hydramethylnon (0.5%) were evaluated in different formulations. Hydramethylnon (toxic bait) and thiamethoxam (chemical barrier) were the most efficient active ingredients for the control of L. micans.
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Database assignments for author(s): Marcos Botton

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
control - general


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Linepithema micans Brazil (south)
Eurhizococcus brasiliensis Grapevine (Vitis) Brazil (south)