Survival analysis applied to the development of Aphis gossypii Glover, 1877 (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on fungicide-contaminated cucumber plants (Cucumis sativus L.)

Ronelza Rodrigues da Costa Zaché, Geraldo Andrade Carvalho, Marcelo Ângelo Cirillo, César Freire Carvalho, Bruno Zaché


It was aimed to evaluate the influence of fungicides utilized in cucumber on the development of the aphid Aphis gossypii Glover under greenhouse conditions. The experimental design was completely randomized with four treatments and 45 replicates, being each plot consisting of a first instar nymph coming from an apterous female in early reproductive period. The fungicides utilized and their respective dosages at g i.a.L-1 were 800 PM sulphur (1.6), 800 PM mancozeb (1.6) and 840 PM copper oxichloride (1.5). The control was made up of water only. The products did not influence the median time of life in each instar and the nymphal stage, being respectively 1 and 4 days. Copper oxychloride and mancozeb increased the median time of life in days and the total life cycle of the adult stage of this species.


Cotton aphid; Pesticide; Cucurbitaceae; Protected environment.


Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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