International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Efficacy of botanical pure compounds, camphor and menthol against stored product pests, Triboliun confusum Jacquelin du val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) adults


Abdullah Ahmady, Syed Wali Jalalzai, Najibullah Rahmatzai, Mohammad Qaiom Mangal, Abdul Zahir Mohsin

Stored product pest insects, callosobruchus maculatus and Triboliun confusum caused significant losses in the diverse food grains and their products through infestation. The insecticidal activity of botanical pure compound (camphor and menthol) at different concentration level (0.25, 0.50 and 0.75 w/w) and exposure periods (24, 48 and 72 hrs) was investigated against adults of C. maculatus and T. confusum, in a series of laboratory experiments. The result showed that the mortality percentage of the adult pest insects increased with increase of concentration level and with exposure periods, C. maculatus was more susceptible than T. confusum against used botanical pure compounds. In general menthol was more effective than camphor for the control of these insects. The result of the present study exhibited that botanical pure compounds can play an important role in stored grain protection. Therefore, botanical pure compounds may be preferred option than conventional insecticides for protecting stored grains and their products against stored product insect pests’ infestation, especially C. maculatus.
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Abdullah Ahmady, Syed Wali Jalalzai, Najibullah Rahmatzai, Mohammad Qaiom Mangal, Abdul Zahir Mohsin. Efficacy of botanical pure compounds, camphor and menthol against stored product pests, Triboliun confusum Jacquelin du val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) adults. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 36-39
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