Larvae of 21 field collected populations of the Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella, infesting stored shelled corn in southern Minnesota were tested for their susceptibility to malathion in the laboratory. A population that was a composite of the 21 populations and a malathion susceptible population were also tested for their susceptibility to malathion, pirimiphos-methyl and chlorpyrifos-methyl. Comparison of the LDso values of the field populations with the malathion susceptible population indicated that the field populations were ca. 33- to 625-fold resistant to malathion. The composite field population was ca. 243-fold resistant to malathion, and this population was 3.2-fold cross-resistant to pirimiphos-methyl, but was highly susceptible to chlorpyrifos-methyl.
Sumner, W. A. II; Harein, P. K.; and Subramanyam, Bh.
"Malathion Resistance in Larvae of Some Southern Minnesota Populations of the Indianmeal Moth, Plodia Interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Infesting Bulk-Stored Shelled Corn,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 21
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol21/iss3/9