Fumigant toxicity of different mentha species against granary weevil [Sitophilus granarius L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)]


Cam H., Karakoc O. C. , Gokce A., Telci I. , Demirtas I.

TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY, cilt.36, ss.255-263, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE ENTOMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.255-263

Özet

Fumigant toxicities of Mentha spicata, Mentha villoso-nervata ,Mentha piperita clones and the main component of these essential oils against granary weevil [(Sitophilus granarius L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)] were tested. Mentha villoso-nervata essential oil appeared to be the most toxic among the tested oils with 90% mortality. Carvone was the only toxic component of the essential oils and caused 100% mortality in 24 hours. Dose-response bioassay with the most promising Mentha villoso-nervata, Mentha spicata and carvone exhibited that carvone was the most active with LC50 value of 0.024 mu l/ml. This study showed that M. villoso-nervata and carvone had potential in control of granary weevil.