Impacts of spinosad and λ-cyhalothrin on spider communities in cabbage fields in south Texas

@article{Liu2013ImpactsOS,
  title={Impacts of spinosad and $\lambda$-cyhalothrin on spider communities in cabbage fields in south Texas},
  author={T-X. Liu and Rose Wambui Irungu and David Allen Dean and Marvin K. Harris},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={528-537}
}
Spiders are a principal arthropod group that preys on numerous pests of vegetables and other crops. In this study, we determined the effects of the two most commonly used insecticides, spinosad and λ-cyhalothrin, on diversity of spiders on cabbage in south Texas. In two seasons (fall 2008 and spring 2009), we collected a total of 588 spiders belonging to 53 species in 11 families from spinosad and λ-cyhalothrin-treated cabbages and the untreated control plants. A great majority of spiders were… 

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