Possible risk posed by drift of the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen to the rare dung beetle Circellium bacchus (F.) in a national park

@article{Kruger2004PossibleRP,
  title={Possible risk posed by drift of the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen to the rare dung beetle Circellium bacchus (F.) in a national park},
  author={K. Kruger and C. H. Scholtz},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={215-220}
}
  • K. Kruger, C. H. Scholtz
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Insect Conservation
  • Aerial drift of the juvenile hormone analogue (JHA), pyriproxyfen (Nemesis 100 ec®), used to control red scale on citrus on farms close to the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa, was suspected of causing a decline in a population of the rare dung beetle species Circellium bacchus (F.) in the Park. The effect of pyriproxyfen on fertility and egg viability, as well as larval, pupal and callow adult development of C. bacchus was studied in a laboratory assay. Adult beetles, soil surface… CONTINUE READING
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