International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2022)

Laboratory evaluation of herbal extracts for a pest of stored foodstuffs: Tribolium castaneum: Coleoptera (Tenebrionidae)


Garima Modi, Yogita Chhangani

Plant materials such as essential oils and extracts are useful pest control tools. Damage of stored commodities by the bruchid beetles are of great concern in India. The objective of this study, therefore, was to determine promising herbal method for replacing chemical pesticides in pest control programs without affecting the quality. Experiments were carried out to evaluate the toxicity herbal plants against red flour beetle. The results showed that herbal extracts Ricinus communis leaf extract, Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract and Citrus reticulate peel extract against the larvae and adults. These herbal extract shows a strong to moderate toxicity at a different concentration on bruchid beetle Tribolium castaneum. R. communis leaf extract outperformed all treatments during 7 days of exposure (mortality rate 90.9% at 10% concentration and 45.5% at 2.5% concentration, respectively).The cross linked Citrus extract also has significant insecticidal activity.
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How to cite this article:
Garima Modi, Yogita Chhangani. Laboratory evaluation of herbal extracts for a pest of stored foodstuffs: Tribolium castaneum: Coleoptera (Tenebrionidae). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 88-92
International Journal of Entomology Research