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1 June 2006 MOSQUITO LARVICIDAL ACTIVITY OF AROMATIC MEDICINAL PLANT OILS AGAINST AEDES AEGYPTI AND CULEX PIPIENS PALLENS
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Larvicidal activity of essential oils derived from 11 aromatic medicinal plants against early 4th-stage larvae of Aedes aegypti and Culex pipiens pallens was tested in the laboratory. At 100 ppm, the essential oils of all plants caused 100% mortality against Ae. aegypti and Cx. pipiens pallens. At 25 ppm, the essential oils of Citrus bergamia, Cuminum myrrha, and Pimenta racemosa caused 100% mortality against larvae of Ae. aegypti and Cx. pipiens pallens. The oil of C. bergamia caused 32.5% and 24.5% mortality against Ae. aegypti and Cx. pipiens pallens at 12.5 ppm, but 24.2% and 0% mortality against Ae. aegypti and Cx. pipiens pallens at 6.25 ppm, respectively. The oil of P. racemosa caused 52.3% and 38.5% mortality against Ae. aegypti and Cx. pipiens pallens at 12.5 ppm, but 32.2% and 0% mortality against Ae. aegypti and Cx. pipiens pallens at 6.25 ppm, respectively. The larvicidal activity of oils of C. bergamia, C. myrrha, and P. racemosa was significantly reduced when used at 6.25 ppm. These plants warrant further studies as possible agents for mosquito control.

HOI-SEON LEE "MOSQUITO LARVICIDAL ACTIVITY OF AROMATIC MEDICINAL PLANT OILS AGAINST AEDES AEGYPTI AND CULEX PIPIENS PALLENS," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22(2), 292-295, (1 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[292:MLAOAM]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 June 2006
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