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Compatibility of insecticides in IPM of citrus leaf miner, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)

Ismail Ragab El-Gendy, Mona Ibraheim El-Banoby

Citrus leaf miner (CLM), Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) is a serious pest of citrus trees throughout the citrus-growing areas in Egypt. The objectives of the present study were to assess the efficacy of the insecticides; abamectin, hexythiazox, emamectin benzoate, thiamethoxam, triflumuron, lufenuron+fenoxycarb, and imidacloprid against CLM, as well as to evaluate their selectivity on CLM parasitoids. The results revealed highly significant differences between the tested treatments in mortality rates of CLM, abamectin was the most effective insecticide, however it was IPM-incompatible. Thiametoxam was the most selective for CLM parasitoids with a selectivity index of 1.73, and an IPM compatible product on the control of this pest. These results might help on the
development of integrated pest management plans for citrus orchards in Egypt.


Keywords:Citrus leaf miner – IPM-selectivity of parasitoids.


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