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17 March 2021 Insecticide Resistance Monitoring of the Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) Populations in China
Jing Wang, Xiaobin Zheng, Jiangjiang Yuan, Shuaiyu Wang, Baoyun Xu, Shaoli Wang, Youjun Zhang, Qingjun Wu
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The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L., is a worldwide crop pest that is difficult to control because of its ability to develop resistance to many insecticides. To provide a reference for resistance management of P. xylostella in China, the present study used a leaf-dip bioassay to monitor the resistance of P. xylostella to nine insecticides in eight regions of China. The results showed that P. xylostella had developed a high level of resistance to beta-cypermethrin (resistance ratio [RR] > 112), and moderate (RR < 40) to high levels of resistance to indoxacarb, abamectin, and chlorfluazuron. For chlorantraniliprole, RRs > 100 were found in Midu (Yunnan Province) and Jinghai (Tianjin). In most regions, the resistance to spinetoram and chlorfenapyr and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) was low. No resistance was detected to diafenthiuron. Overall, P. xylostella resistance to insecticides was higher in Midu than in other regions. The data in this study should help guide the selection of insecticides for management of P. xylostella in China.

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Jing Wang, Xiaobin Zheng, Jiangjiang Yuan, Shuaiyu Wang, Baoyun Xu, Shaoli Wang, Youjun Zhang, and Qingjun Wu "Insecticide Resistance Monitoring of the Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) Populations in China," Journal of Economic Entomology 114(3), 1282-1290, (17 March 2021). https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab027
Received: 29 September 2020; Accepted: 4 February 2021; Published: 17 March 2021
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