The development by insects of resistance to insecticides.
A species of mosquito in the genus Anopheles and the principle vector of MALARIA in Africa.
Metabolic Detoxication, Drug
A polychlorinated pesticide that is resistant to destruction by light and oxidation. Its unusual stability has resulted in difficulties in residue removal from water, soil, and foodstuffs. This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen: Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP-85-002, 1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Pest Control, Biological
Insects of the suborder Heterocera of the order LEPIDOPTERA.
A large order of insects comprising the butterflies and moths.