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Data Brief. 2019 Jul 3;25:104181. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.104181. eCollection 2019 Aug.

Data of insecticide effects of natural compounds against third instar larvae of Cochliomyia macellaria.

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Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Federal University of Parana, UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Catarinense Federal Institute, IFC, Araquari, SC, Brazil.
Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, United States.
Department of Plant Sciences, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
Morphology and Physiology the Culicidae e Chironomidae, Federal University of Parana, UFPR Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
National Institute of Science and Technology, INCT-Livestock, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.


Morphological biomarkers can be used to establish a diagnosis of fly larvae structural damage and toxicity to target cells by biopesticide candidates. Insecticide activity of natural compounds such as Curcuma longa essential oil (CLLEO) extracted from leaves, and its major constituent α-phellandrene have proven to be a novel biopesticide candidate against third instar larvae (L3) of Cochliomyia macellaria. In this way, groups of 20 L3 were placed on filter paper impregnated with different concentrations of CLLEO, from 0.31 to 2.86 μL/cm2 and α-phellandrene, from 0.29 to 1.47 μL/cm2. The extracts were solubilized in ethanol. Data shown in this article is related to the research article "Can an overlooked by-product from turmeric industry be effective for myiasis control?" Chaaban et al., 2019. Data on L3 toxicity was observed after 6 and 24h of contact with both extracts, as well as a marked reduction of L3 movement, color changes in the cuticle and progressive darkening in their body. Major cuticle damage and L3 mortality were reported.


Blowfly; By-product; Ecofriendly

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