Comparative Sensitivity to the Insecticides Deltamethrin and Esfenvalerate of Some Aquatic Insect Larvae (Ephemeroptera and Odonata) and Daphnia magna

Comparative Sensitivity to the Insecticides Deltamethrin and Esfenvalerate of Some Aquatic Insect... Sensitivity to the pyrethroids deltamethrin and esfenvalerate (aqueous solution) and LC50 have been determined in acute (96-h) toxicological tests on mayfly larvae (Cloeon dipterum and Caenis miliaria), damselfly larvae (Lestes sponsa and Cordulia aenea), and juveniles from a laboratory culture of Daphnia magna. Sensitivity to deltamethrin increases in the series C. aenea (Odonata) < D. magna (Cladocera) < L. sponsa (Odonata) < C. miliaria(Ephemeroptera) < C. dipterum (Ephemeroptera), and that to esfenvalerate, in the series C. aenea < D. magna < L. sponsa ≈ C. miliaria ≈ C. dipterum. The values of LC50 about 0.01 μg/l determined for mayfly larvae are below those known for various hydrobionts from the literature, indicating a very high sensitivity of these insects to pyrethroids. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Comparative Sensitivity to the Insecticides Deltamethrin and Esfenvalerate of Some Aquatic Insect Larvae (Ephemeroptera and Odonata) and Daphnia magna

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Ecology
ISSN
1067-4136
eISSN
1608-3334
D.O.I.
10.1023/B:RUSE.0000025972.29638.46
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