MURRAY Ana paula
Insecticidal and Insect-repellent Activities of Essential Oils from Verbenaceae and Anacardiaceae Against Rhizopertha dominica
BENZI, VERÓNICA; ANA PAULA MURRAY; ADRIANA FERRERO
Natural Products Communications
Natural Products Inc.
Lugar: Westerville, Ohio, USA; Año: 2009 vol. 4 p. 1287 - 1290
Essential oils extracted from leaves of Aloysia polystachya and A. citriodora (Verbenaceae) and from leaves and fruits of Schinus molle var. areira (Anacardiaceae) were tested for their repellent and toxic activities against adults of Rhizopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). Topical application and filter paper assays were employed for contact toxicity studies; filter paper impregnation was also used for fumigant and repellent assays. In topical tests A. polystachya was as effective as S.molle leaves. In the case of repellent assays, A. citriodora was the most effective oil based on the class scale. A.polystachya was the most toxic plant on contact toxicity by filter paper assay (LC50 26.6 mg/cm2). Fumigant toxicity was only evaluated with fruits and leaves of S. molle, and no significant differences were found between them. Published data are included to compare the fumigant toxicity of S. molle with that of A. citridora and A. polystachya.