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- Wang, Lei; Zeng, Ling; Chen, Jian
- Scientific reports 2015 v.5 article no.17938 pp. 1-8
- Solenopsis invicta; adults; brood rearing; eclosion; fire ants; imidacloprid; larvae; mortality; pupae; queen insects; social insects; sublethal effects; worker insects
- ... Neonicotinoid insecticides are commonly used in managing pest insects, including the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren. There is increasing evidence that neonicotinoid insecticides at sublethal concentrations have profound effects on social insects. However, the sublethal effect of neonicotinoids on S. invicta has never been investigated. In this study, the newly mated queens were fed wi ...
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