Insect Toxicity and Repellent Activity of Phytochemicals from Ã¢ÂÂFlea killer, Boenninghausenia albifloraÃ¢ÂÂ against Ã¢ÂÂBlack Garden Ant, Lasius NigerÃ¢ÂÂ of Pakistan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Phool Shahzadi
PCSIR Labs Complex Ferozpur Road
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 18, 2013; Accepted Date: January 27, 2014; Published Date: January 30, 2014
Citation: Mehmood F, Shahzadi P (2014) Insect Toxicity and Repellent Activity of Phytochemicals from “Flea killer, Boenninghausenia albiflora” against “Black Garden Ant, Lasius Niger” of Pakistan. J Bioanal Biomed 6: 005-008. doi: 10.4172/1948-593X.1000100
Copyright: © 2014 Mehmood F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A study was conducted to evaluate the insecticidal activity of essential oils obtained from root, stem and leaves of Boenninghausenia albiflora (Sapindales: Rutaceae) against Black garden ant Lasius Niger L. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The major compounds in these essential oils were identified using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and their insecticidal activity was tested at three concentrations i.e. 1, 5 and 10% in ethanol. All essential oils showed similar insecticidal and repellent activity at each concentration but significantly different at p≤0.05 from controls with LC50=12.35 μl, while dose dependent effect was significant with R2=0.803. It can be concluded that the three essential oils in this study have both insecticidal as well as repellent effect.