International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

Anti-termitic activities of Dodonea viscosa on subterranean termite, Odontotermes wallonensis (Wasmann) (Termitidae: Isoptera)


E Adlin Pricilla Vasanthi, S Jeyarajan Nelson

Different antitermitic properties viz., termiticidal, antifeedant, repellent and IGR activities of methanolic extract of Dodonea viscosa were investigated against Odontotermes wallonensis. The results indicated that Methanolic extract of D. viscosa leaves at 1.00 per cent concentration registered the highest mortality when administered through food (96.78%) and applied topically (88.00%). The highest antifeedant activity was recorded at 1.00 per cent concentration, where minimum food consumption (0.78g) was observed. Methanolic extract of D. viscosa leaves at 1.00 per cent concentration, repelled 97.67 per cent termites at 48 HAT. The highest intermediate adult development (37.67%) and deformed larvae (36.22%) were recorded at 1.00 per cent of extract on O. wallonensis nymphs. The growth of Termitomyces was suppressed to the tune of 56.43 per cent by 1.00 per cent of methanolic extract of D. viscosa leaves in treated plates.
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How to cite this article:
E Adlin Pricilla Vasanthi, S Jeyarajan Nelson. Anti-termitic activities of Dodonea viscosa on subterranean termite, Odontotermes wallonensis (Wasmann) (Termitidae: Isoptera). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 122-126
International Journal of Entomology Research