Insecticide resistance status of Lucilia cuprina in New Zealand using biochemical and toxicological techniques

D. M. Gleeson, S. C. Barry, A.C.G. Heath

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The resistance status to diazinon based organophosphorus insecticides has been examined in the sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, a recent arrival to New Zealand. Samples, representative of the distribution of L. cuprina in New Zealand, were scored for the presence or absence of a microsomal esterase (E3) associated with resistance. Iso-female lines were generated from four sites to examine variation in resistance levels using toxicological data. Results from both techniques show resistance at a high frequency with some variation between sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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