Repellent Action of Diatomaceous Earth against the Adult Red Flour Beetle <i>Tribolium castaneum</i> (Herbst)

Authors

  • A. M. S. Reza Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205
  • M. M. Hossain Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205
  • S. Parween Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i3.9637

Keywords:

Repellent, Diatomaceous earth, Tribolium castaneum.

Abstract

Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) adults were released to choice chambers containing untreated flour in one half and diatomaceous earth (DE)-treated flour in the other half. The doses of DE used were 2-32 mg/g. Females, males and unsexed adults were exposed separately to each dose for 24-, 48-, 72-, 96- and 120-h. DE at 32 mg/g strongly repelled (P<0.001) both sexes and unsexed beetles at all exposure periods. The males showed comparatively more avoidance to DE-treated flour at longer exposures.

© 2012 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i3.9637 J. Sci. Res. 4 (3), 783-788 (2012)

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Published

2012-08-29

How to Cite

Reza, A. M. S., Hossain, M. M., & Parween, S. (2012). Repellent Action of Diatomaceous Earth against the Adult Red Flour Beetle <i>Tribolium castaneum</i> (Herbst). Journal of Scientific Research, 4(3), 783–788. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i3.9637

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences