2]O, and allowed to dry for 24 h before Mexican bean beetle
larvae were placed on the leaves to feed.
One novel acetogenin his team isolated from the pawpaw extract -- asimicin -- also proved lethal to blowfly larvae, two-spotted spider mites, Mexican bean beetles
, mosquito larvae, melon aphids, striped cucumber beetles and a nematode.
Given a choice, Connor told SCIENCE NEWS, the larvae of Mexican bean beetles
-- a major U.
Although other research has shown that glutathione, an antixodiant secreted by many crop plants, attracts and invigorates Mexican bean beetles
(SN: 4/20/85, p.
But their tests also showed that glutathione-enriched leaves from pollution-stressed soybeans attracted Mexican bean beetles
, a pest that normally shuns this plant.