Potential of Some Volatile Oils and Chemicals against Lesser Wax Moth, Acheroia gresilla F. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)Adel A Abou El-Ela*
Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Fayoum University, Egypt
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- Adel A. Abou El-Ela
Faculty of Science
Fayoum University, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 10, 2014; Accepted date: May 24, 2014; Published date: May 27, 2014
Citation: Abou El-Ela AA (2014) Potential of Some Volatile Oils and Chemicals against Lesser Wax Moth, Acheroia gresilla F. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) . Entomol Ornithol Herpetol 3:129. doi:10.4172/2161-0983.1000129
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The oils of six plants viz.; clove; Eugenia aromatic., basil; Ocimum basillicum L., thyme; Thymus vulgaris L., blue gum; Eucalyptus spp., spearmint; Minth viridis L., Lemongrass oil; Cymbopogon citrates Hort. And six aromatic fragments namely; methyl salicylate, eugenol, menthol, thymol, camphor and naphthalene were tested against Acheroia gresilla F. Paradicholorbenzene, acetic and formic acids were used as check and the LC50s were determined against the last larval instar. Results revealed that methyl salicylate, formic acid, clove and basil oils were highly effective.