oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A Preliminary Study of the Relative Toxicity of Tanalith K and Dieldrin to Young Larvae of the European Houseborer, Hylotrupes bajalus L.

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A preliminary investigation of the relative toxicity of two new insecticides to larvae of the European houseborer was carried out during the summer of 1950-1951. These two insecticides were evaluated against a 5% solution of pentachlorophenol, one of the most commonly used timber preservatives.

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