Insecticidal and repellent activities of Cymbopogon citratus (Poaceae) essential oil and its terpenoids (citral and geranyl acetate) against Ulomoides dermestoides
Published: 07-03-2020 In Publication
- • The lethal and sublethal effects of lemongrass essential oil and their constituents were tested on the peanut beetle, Ulomoides dermestoides.
- • The chemical analyses revealed 13 constituents to lemongrass essential oil being citral and geranyl acetate the main constituents in this essential oil.
- • Lemongrass oil, citral, and geranyl acetate were toxic and reduce the survivorship of U. dermestoides at different doses.
- • Lemongrass essential oil and their constituents exhibited significant effect to reduce the respiration rate and altering the locomotor activity.
- • Lemongrass essential oil, citral, and geranyl acetate may represent valuable source of green insecticides to U. dermestoides.