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Effects of hydrogen fluoride fumigation of bean plants on the growth, development, and reproduction of the Mexican bean beetle

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Abstract

The growth and behavior of Mexican bean beetle populations on control and hydrogen fluoride-fumigated bean plants (P. vulgaris L.) were investigated to assess the effects of such fumigation on beetle growth, development and reproduction. Beetles that were cultured on HF-fumigated plants were generally lighter than controls, although the occurrence and magnitude of this effect depended upon stage of development, age, and sex of the adult beetle and the number of generations of culture on HF-fumigated plants. A consistently decreased mass of larvae cultured on HF-fumigated tissue pupated and enclosed three to six days later than controls, and the adults commenced reproductive activity with the same lag in time. Beetles cultured on the fumigated plants also contained greater amounts of fluoride than the controls, and the fluoride content of females was greater than that of males on both HF-fumigated and control plants. Beetles raised on fumigated plants laid fewer egg masses and fewer eggs per mass, although when the first generation was repeated at a later date there was no significant effect. Feeding activity was reduced in both larval and adult stages in beetles cultured on the fumigated plants, and adults showed less flight activity than controls. A difference in color  More>>
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1973
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-86-005732
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Int Clean Air Congr Proc; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 3
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BEETLES; GROWTH; REPRODUCTION; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; TOXICITY; AGE DEPENDENCE; EGGS; GENETICS; LARVAE; PHASEOLUS; SEX DEPENDENCE; WEIGHT; ANIMALS; ARTHROPODS; BIOLOGY; COLEOPTERA; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; INSECTS; INVERTEBRATES; LEGUMINOSAE; PLANTS; 560304* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Invertebrates- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6240113
Research Organizations:
Boyce Thompson Institute, Yonkers, NY
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: A150-A153
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Weinstein, L H, McCune, D C, Mancini, J F, and van Leuken, P. Effects of hydrogen fluoride fumigation of bean plants on the growth, development, and reproduction of the Mexican bean beetle. Germany: N. p., 1973. Web.
Weinstein, L H, McCune, D C, Mancini, J F, & van Leuken, P. Effects of hydrogen fluoride fumigation of bean plants on the growth, development, and reproduction of the Mexican bean beetle. Germany.
Weinstein, L H, McCune, D C, Mancini, J F, and van Leuken, P. 1973. "Effects of hydrogen fluoride fumigation of bean plants on the growth, development, and reproduction of the Mexican bean beetle." Germany.
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title = {Effects of hydrogen fluoride fumigation of bean plants on the growth, development, and reproduction of the Mexican bean beetle}
author = {Weinstein, L H, McCune, D C, Mancini, J F, and van Leuken, P}
abstractNote = {The growth and behavior of Mexican bean beetle populations on control and hydrogen fluoride-fumigated bean plants (P. vulgaris L.) were investigated to assess the effects of such fumigation on beetle growth, development and reproduction. Beetles that were cultured on HF-fumigated plants were generally lighter than controls, although the occurrence and magnitude of this effect depended upon stage of development, age, and sex of the adult beetle and the number of generations of culture on HF-fumigated plants. A consistently decreased mass of larvae cultured on HF-fumigated tissue pupated and enclosed three to six days later than controls, and the adults commenced reproductive activity with the same lag in time. Beetles cultured on the fumigated plants also contained greater amounts of fluoride than the controls, and the fluoride content of females was greater than that of males on both HF-fumigated and control plants. Beetles raised on fumigated plants laid fewer egg masses and fewer eggs per mass, although when the first generation was repeated at a later date there was no significant effect. Feeding activity was reduced in both larval and adult stages in beetles cultured on the fumigated plants, and adults showed less flight activity than controls. A difference in color of the elytra was also noted; beetles on HF-fumigated plants were paler than controls.}
journal = {Int Clean Air Congr Proc; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1973}
month = {Jan}
}