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)

Bio-pesticidal potential of crude venom of cyrtophora citricola (Spider: Buthidae) against brevicoryne brassicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae)


Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Arshad, Sobia Kanwal, Zulqurnain, Uzma Ayaz, Sajjad Ali Khan, Nabeel Khalid Bhutta, Jawad Ali Shah, Sana Rafique

There is much interest in the development of eco-friendly insecticides because chemical insecticides are harmful for environment. The venoms of arthropod predators such as spiders are rich in compounds that can be used as bio-pesticides. Present study was planned to evaluate the insecticidal potential of different concentration of crude venom of Cyrtophora citricola (Spider: Buthidae) against Brevicoryne brassicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Dissecting method was applied to remove venom glands from spiders. Oral method was used for applying venom on model pest. Venom was applied with concentrations of 0.5ul, 1ul and 1.5ul and %age mortality was 63.3, 93.3 and 100 respectively. The values of LT50 and LT95 are 8.44 and 15.78 respectively. The values of LT50 and LT95 decrease with the increase of venom concentrations. Findings suggested that C. citricola can be used in the formation of bio-pesticides.
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Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Arshad, Sobia Kanwal, Zulqurnain, Uzma Ayaz, Sajjad Ali Khan, Nabeel Khalid Bhutta, Jawad Ali Shah, Sana Rafique. Bio-pesticidal potential of crude venom of cyrtophora citricola (Spider: Buthidae) against brevicoryne brassicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 133-136
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