Campus Units

Entomology, Zoology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1-9-1991

Journal or Book Title

Naturally Occurring Pest Bioregulators

Volume

449

Issue

20

First Page

305

Last Page

316

DOI

10.1021/bk-1991-0449.ch020

Abstract

The insecticidal activity of several monoterpenoids from essential oils was evaluated against insect pests. Toxicity tests illustrated the bioactivity of d-limonene, α-terpineol, β-myrcene, linalool, and pulegone against insects, including the house fly, the German cockroach, the rice weevil, and the western corn rootworm. Bioassays were conducted to assess their toxicity via topical application, fumigation, ingestion, and ovicidal exposures. Growth, reproduction and repellency were also evaluated in the German cockroach. Non-invasive electrophysiological recordings were used with an earthworm to investigate neurotoxic effects of the monoterpenoids. Relevant monoterpenoid bioassay results in the literature are also discussed.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Naturally Occurring Pest Bioregulators, 449(20); 305-316. Doi: 10.1021/bk-1991-0449.ch020. 1991 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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