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Fitoterapia. 2008 Jun;79(4):283-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2007.11.032. Epub 2008 Feb 19.

Insect growth regulatory activity of Vitex trifolia and Vitex agnus-castus essential oils against Spilosoma obliqua.

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Department of Chemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar- 263 145 U.S. Nagar (Uttarakhand), India. Shishir_tandon@lycos.com

Abstract

Essential oils of Vitex trifolia and Vitex agnus-castus were evaluated against Vth instar larvae of Spilosoma obliqua, when applied topically on the dorsal side of mesothoracic region, for insect growth regulatory activity. This treatment caused extended larval period and pupal period, increase in larval mortality and adult deformity and decrease in adult emergence, fecundity of female and egg fertility of test insect.

PMID:
18353565
DOI:
10.1016/j.fitote.2007.11.032
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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