Obliquebanded leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) resistance to insecticides: Among-orchard variation and cross-resistance

Yves Carrière, Jean Pierre Deland, Derek A. Roff

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Data on survival from exposure to azinphosmethyl, cypermethrin, and methomyl within populations from 3 insecticide-free and 9 insecticide-treated orchards from a single geographic area were analyzed to clarify the cause of spatial variation in insecticide resistance in the obliquebanded leafroller, Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris). History of insecticide treatments appeared to explain a significant proportion of the variance in resistance among the treated orchards. The within-population genetic correlations in resistance to the pairs of insecticides suggested the presence of cross-resistance between azinphosmethyl and cypermethrin, and between azinphosmethyl and methomyl. The positive cross-resistance between insecticides from different classes may limit the potential of rotations to delay resistance development in the obliquebanded leafroller. Pathogens, natural enemies, improved pruning practices, and limited use of insecticides, should be considered to slow the evolution of resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-582
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of economic entomology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1996


  • Choristoneura rosaceana
  • cross-resistance
  • insecticide resistance
  • resistance management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Insect Science


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