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1 September 2014 Acaricidal Properties of the Essential Oil From Zanthoxylum caribaeum Against Rhipicephalus microplus
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Zanthoxylum caribaeum Lamarck (Rutaceae) is plant species with a variety of medical applications, including insecticidal activity. This study determined the bioacaricidal activity of the essential oil from Z. caribaeum leaves against engorged Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Canestrini, 1887) females using the adult immersion test. For this purpose, three serial concentrations (5.0, 2.5, and 1.25%, vol:vol, in 1% dimetilsulfoxide) of the essential oil were used. Essential oil 5% caused 65% mortality on the first day after treatment, 85% on the second day, and 100% mortality by the fifth day. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of the acaricidal activity of the essential oil from Z. caribaeum leaves against cattle ticks.

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Jeane Nogueira, Rafaelle Vinturelle, Camila Mattos, Luis Armando Candido Tietbohl, Marcelo Guerra Santos, Itabajara Da Silva Vaz Junior, Samanta Cardozo Mourão, Leandro Rocha, and Evelize Folly "Acaricidal Properties of the Essential Oil From Zanthoxylum caribaeum Against Rhipicephalus microplus," Journal of Medical Entomology 51(5), 971-975, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME13236
Received: 9 December 2013; Accepted: 1 June 2014; Published: 1 September 2014
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