Cross-resistance relationships of the sulfoximine insecticide sulfoxaflor with neonicotinoids and other insecticides in the whiteflies Bemisia tabaci and Trialerurodes vaporariorum
Babcock, Jonathan M.
Thomas, James D.
Sparks, Thomas C.
Insecticides are important tools for managing damaging insect pests. Compounds that are effective against pests such as the whiteflies Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum, which show resistance to a range of insecticidal modes of action (MOA), have particular value as components of resistance management programmes. The sulfoximine insecticides are chemically unique as the first to incorporate a sulfoximine functional group. Sulfoxaflor is the first sulfoximine compound under commercial development for the control of sap-feeding insects. Its cross-resistance relationships were investigated by comparing the responses of field-collected strains with those of insecticide-susceptible laboratory strains of B. tabaci and T. vaporariorum