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Acute Toxicity of Fipronil to the Stingless Bee Scaptotrigona postica Latreille

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Oliveira Jacob, Cynthia Renata [1] ; Soares, Hellen Maria [1] ; Carvalho, Stephan Malfitano [1] ; Ferreira Nocelli, Roberta Cornelio [2] ; Malaspina, Osmar [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Ctr Estudos Insetos Sociais, Dept Biol, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Ciencias Agr, BR-13600970 Araras, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; v. 90, n. 1, p. 69-72, JAN 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 14

Fipronil is an insecticide widely used to control a great number of pests, thus the aim of this study was to determine the lethal dose and lethal concentration (LD50 and LC50) of this insecticide to the stingless bees Scaptotrigona postica Latreille, 1807. The LD50 and LC50 values obtained after 24 h of exposition were of 0.54 ng a.i./bee and 0.24 ng a.i./mu L diet, respectively. These values were considered highly toxic to stingless bees. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/03723-5 - Effects of the fipronil insecticide on the mushroom bodies of workers Scaptotrigona postica (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini)
Grantee:Cynthia Renata de Oliveira Jacob
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master