Absence of non-target effects on two Bacillus thuringiensis coleopteran active delta-endotoxins on the bulb mite, Rhizoglypus robini (Claparede) (Acare, Acaridae)
Authors: Carter, M.E.; Villani, M.G.; Allee, L.L.; Losey, J.E.
Journal, Volume, Year: Journal of Applied Entomology, volume 128:56-63, 2004
The effects of Novodor (Cry3Aa), transgenic corn (Cry3Bb1), and fipronil on bulb mite (Rhizoglypus robini) survival and distribution was assessed in the lab. There were no effects of Bt observed in contact and ingestion tests and in food choice tests the mites chose garlic root preferentially over corn, and transgenic corn over non-transgenic. Suggest little impact of Bt on mite B. robini populations.