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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Effects of Microbial Pesticides on Non-Target Beneficial Arthropods.
Author Flexner, J. L. ; Lighthart, B. ; Croft, B. A. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Entomology.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/409;
Stock Number PB88-113212
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Arthropoda ; Toxicology ; Hazardous materials ; Ecology ; Viruses ; Bacteria ; Fungi ; Protozoa ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-113212 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 53p
The formulation, testing protocol, lethal effects, sub-lethal effects, ecological relationships and selectivity of microbial pesticides on non-target, beneficial arthropod natural enemies of insect and mite pests are reviewed for viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. It was found that: (1) effects from indirect mortality of natural enemies are probably more significant across all microbial types than are direct mortalities from microbial pesticides; (2) significant levels of direct mortality of beneficial insects can be caused by bacterial and protozoan microbial pesticides; (3) no direct mortality from viruses of pests has been documented for arthropod natural enemies; (4) the direct effect of fungi on arthropod natural enemies has not been well studied and probably has been underestimated; (5) unique standard methods need to be developed for microbial assays and for expressing more exactly the dosage administered to the host or natural enemy.