Physiological effects of the juvenoid pyriproxyfen on adults, eggs, and larvae of the cat flea

@inproceedings{Meola1993PhysiologicalEO,
  title={Physiological effects of the juvenoid pyriproxyfen on adults, eggs, and larvae of the cat flea},
  author={Renato Meola and Shannon Ready and Shirlee M. Meola},
  year={1993}
}
adults were maintained on filter paper treated with pyriproxyfen at 1.1 pg/cm, they lived only 8 days, compared with low mortality in the controls. Dying fleas examined histologically showed evidence of fat body depletion and midgut distention with air suggesting that death might be due to starvation. This finding was consistent with the hypothesis that unfed fleas undergo an adult diapause caused by failure of the corpora allata to release juvenile hormone (JH). However, subsequent experiments… CONTINUE READING