Susceptibilities of Three Insect Pests of Cotton to Insecticides and Mixtures

  • H. A. Mohamed
  • N. H. H. Bashir
  • Y. M. El-Tayeb


Five insecticides and three mixtures were tested on the cotton flea beetle (CFB), Podagrica puncticolis (Weise), the spiny bollworm (SBW), Earias insulana (Boisd.), and the cotton aphids (CA), Aphis gossypii (Glov.). The relative potency (in terms of LD50 and or LC50) for CFB followed this order: endosulfan+dimethoate > endosulfan+chlorpyrifos > dimethoate > fenvalerate > endosulfan > endosulfan + amitraz > amitraz. The LC50 values ranged from 12.0–1150 ppm. For SBW, the following order was obtained: fenvalerate > endosulfan + dimethoate, endosulfan + chlorpyrifos > endosulfan > dimethoate > chlorpyrifos > endosulfan + amitraz > amitraz. LC50 ranged between 0.35 and 3388 ppm. With regard to CA endosulfan + chlorpyrifos > endosulfan + dimethoate > endosulfan + amitraz > chlorpyrifos > endosulfan > fenvalerate > dimethoate > amitraz.

In general, CA was relatively tolerant to most tested insecticides when compared with the other two pests. The SBW was the most susceptible.

Key Words

Podagrica puncticolis Earias insulana Aphis gossypii control susceptibilities LD50 LC50 insecticides mixtures 


Cinq insecticides et trois mélanges ont été testés sur la puce terrestre de coton (CFB), Podagrica puncticolis (Weise), le ver épineux de capsule (SBW), Earias insulana (Boisd.) et le puceron du coton (CA), Aphis gossypii (Glov.). L’efficacité relative (exprimée en DL50 et/ou CL50) pour le CFB suit cet ordre: endosulfan + diméthoate > endosulfan + chlorpyrifos > diméthoate > fenvalérate > endosulfan > endosulfan + amitraz. Les valeurs des CL50 se situent dans l’ordre de 12,0–1150 ppm. En ce qui concerne le SBW, l’ordre suivant a été obtenu: fenvalérate > endosulfan + diméthoate, endosulfan + chlorpyrifos > endosulfan > diméthoate > chlorpyrifos > endosulfan + amitraz. Les CL50 sont entre 0,35 et 3388 ppm. Quant au CA endosulfan + chlorpyrifos > endosulfan + diméthoate > endosulfan + amitraz > chlorpyifos > endosulfan > fenvalérate > diméthoate > amitraz.

En général, le CA a été relativement tolérant à la plupart des insecticides testés lorsqu’il a été comparé avec les deux autres ravageurs. Le SBW à été le plus sensible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Mohamed
    • 1
  • N. H. H. Bashir
    • 1
  • Y. M. El-Tayeb
    • 1
  1. 1.Crop Protection Department, Faculty of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of GeziraWad MedaniSudan

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