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1 March 2007 Biological Activity of Yangambin on the Postembryonic Development of Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae)
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Phytochemicals endowed with hormonal, antihormonal, or toxic activity are potential agents for insect control. Thus, we became interested in testing Brazilian plant metabolites on Chrysomya megacephala (F.) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), a public health menace that is one of the most prevalent flies in Brazilian urban areas. We tested the lignan yangambin, from the leaves of Ocotea duckei Vattimo (Lauraceae). Topical treatment of eggs and first instars with yangambin as well as feeding larvae a yangambin-treated diet resulted in inhibition of postembryonic development, morphological alteration, and oviposition reduction.

Marise Maleck de Oliveira Cabral, Paloma Martins Mendonça, Celma Marinho da Silva Gomes, José Maria Barbosa-Filho, Celidarque da Silva Dias, Maurilio José Soares, and Margareth Maria de Carvalho Queiroz "Biological Activity of Yangambin on the Postembryonic Development of Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 44(2), 249-255, (1 March 2007). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585(2007)44[249:BAOYOT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 24 October 2005; Accepted: 27 March 2006; Published: 1 March 2007
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