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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A (2018)

Repellency of the essential oil extracted from the leaves of a local variety of Artimisia scoparia Waldst. & Kit. against Aedes aegypti L. using modified Y-tube olfactometer

Author(s): Danilo A Gualberto and Cesar G Demayo
Abstract: Essential oil from Artimisia scoparia leaves was assayed for repellency against adult female Aedes aegypti L. using a modified Y-tube olfactometer. Three concentrations consisting of 10, 20, and 30 μl of the essential oil placed in 1x1 cm filter paper were separately assayed in the olfactometer against female A. aegypti adult mosquitoes. Results showed that 10 and 20 μl A. scoparia essential oil were effective repellent against Aedes aegypti as compared to control in one-way ANOVA (Fcal 13.57>Fcrit 4.96, P, 0.004, P= 0.004219) (Fcal, 69.39>Fcrit,4.96, P= 8.25x10-6) at 0.05% confidence level. Comparison of 30 μl A. scoparia essential oil repellency with a DEET-based commercial mosquito repellent showed comparable performance (fcalc 0.019
Pages: 31-36  |  344 Views  63 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Danilo A Gualberto and Cesar G Demayo. Repellency of the essential oil extracted from the leaves of a local variety of Artimisia scoparia Waldst. & Kit. against Aedes aegypti L. using modified Y-tube olfactometer. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2018; 5(5): 31-36.
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