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- adj. Having the ability to kill an ovum
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- That kills sheep; sheep-killing.
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Diflubenzuron applied to fishmeal at 1-3 ppm killed early instar larvae of D. maculates within 3-10 days of contact and appeared to be ovicidal at 5 ppm.
Several IGRs, including methoprene, triflumuron and flufenoxuron, have been shown to exert an ovicidal action in some insect species.
Mian and Mulla (1982a) compared the ovicidal effectiveness of triflumuron, diflubenzuron and methoprene on wheat flour and wheat at 5 ppm, using Oryzoephilus surinamensis, Tribolium castaneum, Rhyzopertha dominica and Sitophilus oryzae.
Mian and Mulla (1982a), found that diflubenzuron induced higher rates of oviposition in Tribolium castaneum and R. dominica compared with control samples; however, it also showed ovicidal activity against R. dominica,
The ovicidal activity of diflubenzuron was greatest in 0-4 in-old eggs.
Neem oil shows a strong ovicidal effect in bean-seed beetles (bruchids), but its sterilizing and other influences may also be important in controlling these pests, which constitute a major problem when storing beans of many types
(Ganesalingham, 1987.) · Biting flies Azadirachtin also exerts an ovicidal effect in eggs of the blood-sucking fly Stomoxys calcitrans.
Unfortunately this chemical has no ovicidal properties, so that a second spraying was necessary to kill the mites newly hatched out from thousands of eggs.