Study the effect of some plant’s powders on adults of rustic flour beetle Tribolium castaneum

Abstract

The study was conducted to determine the efficacy of three plant powders (Moringa oleifera, Mentha arvensis, and Syzygium aromaticum) on red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum after 1, 2, 24, and 72 hr. The results showed that the concentration of 6 g of M. arvensis leaf powder recorded the highest percentage of insect expulsion reached 90% and the lowest expulsion rate of Moringa oleifera plant at a concentration of 2 g was 23.3 after half an hour. While the Syzygium aromaticum with the same concentration reached 50% after 24 hours. The results of the percentage of killings calculated after 24 hours showed the highest percentage of Syzygium aromaticum powder by 6.00% and the concentration of 6 g and the lowest percentage of Mentha arvensis reached 2.33% at the same concentration. The percentage of killings after 72 hours for Moringa oleifera, Mentha arvensis, and Syzygium aromaticum powders showed the highest killing rate of 6g was 8.66% 3.33%, and 9.33% respectively

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