Insecticides Efficacy to Control the Neotropical Peanut Burrower Bug Cyrtomenus mirabilis (Perty, 1830) (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) Under Laboratory Conditions




Arachis hypogaea L., soil pest, seed treatment, chemical control


In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of insecticides sprayed by contact as well as seeds treatment for controlling the burrower bug Cyrtomenus mirabilis (Perti, 1830) (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) under laboratory conditions. In the first experiment, the insecticides were sprayed onto the insects (direct contact). Insect mortality evaluation started 24h after insecticide application and repeated every two days up to 20 days. In the second experiment, peanut seeds were treated with insecticides. The mortality of insects was evaluated at 10, 15, and 20 days after installation. The mixture of fipronil and alpha-cypermethrin in direct contact was the most efficient treatment to control nymphs and adults of C. mirabilis. Regarding the seed treatment, fipronil was the most efficient for controlling adults of C. mirabilis while for nymphs, all insecticides were highly effective.


Download data is not yet available.


Abbott, W. S. (1925) A method of computing the effectiveness of an insecticide. Journal Economic Entomology, 18(1): 265-266. doi: 10.1093/jee/18.2.265a

Avendaño, J. M.; Barão, K. R.; Grazia, J.; Schwertner, C. F. (2017) Cydninae (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Cydnidae) in Brazil: updated checklist, new records, and description of Tominotus ondulatus sp. nov. Zootaxa, 4329(5): 401-435. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4329.5.1

Avendaño, J. M.; Barão, K. R.; Grazia, J.; Schwertner, C. F. (2018) Synonymy of two important crop pests of burrower bugs, Cyrtomenus mirabilis and C. bergi (Hemiptera: Cydnidae), based in a multi-source approach. Zootaxa, 4504(4): 489-500. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4504.4.3

Bellotti, A. C.; Smith, L.; Lapointe, S. L. (1999) Recent advances in cassava pest management. Annual Review of Entomology, 44(1): 343-70. doi: 10.1146/annurev.ento.44.1.343

Brasil (2022) Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. Sistema de Agrotóxicos Fitossanitários (Agrofit). Brasília: Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. Access on: 05.iii. 2022.

Chapin, J. W.; Thomas, J. S. (2003) Burrower bugs (Heteroptera: Cydnidae) in peanut: seasonal species abundance, tillage effects, grade reduction effects, insecticide efficacy, and management. Journal Economic Entomology, 96(4): 1142-1152. doi: 10.1093/jee/96.4.1142

Goettel, M. S.; Elienberg, J.; Glare, T. (2010) Entomopathogenic fungi and their role in regulation of insect populations. In: Laurence, I. G.; Sarjeet, S. G. (Eds.). Insect Control: Biological and Synthetic Agents, v 1, pp. 387-437. Elsevier.

Jaramillo, J.; Borgemeister, C.; Ebssa, L.; Gaigl, A.; Tobón, R.; Zimmermann, G. (2005) Effect of combined applications of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) strain CIAT 224 and different dosages of imidacloprid on the subterranean burrower bug Cyrtomenus bergi Froeschner (Hemiptera: Cydnidae). Biological Control, 34(1): 12-20. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2005.03.021

Michelotto, M. D.; Bolonhezi, D.; Freitas, R. S.; Santos, J. F.; Godoy, I. J.; Schwertner C. F. (2023) Population dynamics, vertical distribution and damage characterization of burrower bug in peanut. Scientia Agricola, 80: e20210161. doi: 10.1590/1678-992x-2021-0161

Michelotto, M. D.; Rincão, R. O.; Bolonhezi, D.; Freitas, R. S.; Ferraz, M.; Godoy, I. J.; Schwertner C. F. (2019) Flutuação populacional do percevejo-preto, Cyrtomenus mirabilis (Perty, 1836) (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) com o uso de armadilhas em amendoim. Brazilian Jounal of Development, 5(10): 22529-22540. doi: 10.34117/bjdv5n10-371

Santos, F.; Fratin Medina, P.; Lourenção, A. L.; Dias Parisi, J. J.; Godoy, I. J. (2013) Qualidade de sementes de amendoim armazenadas no estado de São Paulo. Bragantia, 72(3): 310-317. doi: 10.1590/brag.2013.029

Santos, H. G.; Jacomine, P. K. T.; Anjos, L. H. C.; Oliveira, V. Á.; Lumbreras, J. F.; Coelho, M. R.; Almeida, J. A.; Cunha, T. J. F.; Oliveira, J. B. (2013) Sistema Brasileiro de Classificação de Solos. 3. ed. Brasília, DF: SCT-EMBRAPA.

Schwertner, C. F.; Nardi C. (2015) Burrower bugs (Cydnidae). In: Panizzi, A.; Grazia, J. (eds.). True bugs (Heteroptera) of the neotropics, v 2, pp. 639-680. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Vojvodić, M.; Bažok, R. (2021) Future of insecticide seed treatment. Sustainability, 13(16): 8792. doi: 10.3390/su13168792

Xavier, A. M; Hernandes, K. M.; Betiol, O.; Bolonhezi, D.; Godoy, I.J.; Michelotto, M. D. (2020) Avaliação de tratamentos de sementes e inseticidas no solo para controle do percevejo-preto, Cyrtomenus mirabilis (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) em amendoim. South American Sciences, 1(2): e2057. doi: 10.17648/sas.v1i2.57




How to Cite

Michelotto, M. D., Reis, A. D. P., Rodrigues, R. M., Rincão, R. O., Andrade, D. J. ., Schwertner, C. F., & Godoy, I. J. (2023). Insecticides Efficacy to Control the Neotropical Peanut Burrower Bug Cyrtomenus mirabilis (Perty, 1830) (Hemiptera: Cydnidae) Under Laboratory Conditions. Entomological Communications, 5, ec05004.





Most read articles by the same author(s)