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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

A<em>. Scoparia</em> seedlings<em>:</em> (B) Steam Distillation set-up, and (C) Essential Oil
Fig. 1: A. Scoparia seedlings: (B) Steam Distillation set-up, and (C) Essential Oil
Collection of adult <em>Aedes </em>mosquitoes using Prokopack aspirator (J. Hock Co.)
Fig. 2: Collection of adult Aedes mosquitoes using Prokopack aspirator (J. Hock Co.)
Top view of the modified Y-Tube Repellent Assay Set-up with their corresponding parts. Mosquito image sizes exaggerated but all other parts proportional in sizes.
Fig. 3: Top view of the modified Y-Tube Repellent Assay Set-up with their corresponding parts. Mosquito image sizes exaggerated but all other parts proportional in sizes.
The count of adult female mosquitoes that entered the test chamber under <em>Artemisia scoparia </em>essential oil at <em>10 </em>μ<em>l</em> against control at 5-mins interval and after it is removal from the stimulus chamber, 30 mins after.
Fig. 4: The count of adult female mosquitoes that entered the test chamber under Artemisia scoparia essential oil at 10 μl against control at 5-mins interval and after it is removal from the stimulus chamber, 30 mins after.
The count of adult female mosquitoes that entered the test chamber under Artemisia scoparia essential oil at.20 μl against control at 5-mins interval and after its removal from the stimulus chamber, 30 mins after.
Fig. 5: The count of adult female mosquitoes that entered the test chamber under Artemisia scoparia essential oil at.20 μl against control at 5-mins interval and after its removal from the stimulus chamber, 30 mins after.
Comparison between commercial repellent against control
Fig. 6: Comparison between commercial repellent against control
First trial of comparison between <em>A. scoparia </em>EO (blue) and commercial repellent (red)
Fig. 7: First trial of comparison between A. scoparia EO (blue) and commercial repellent (red)
Second trial on comparing repellency of <em>A scoparia </em>essential oil (blue) and commercial repellent (red), and 30 mins post treatment effect
Fig. 8: Second trial on comparing repellency of A scoparia essential oil (blue) and commercial repellent (red), and 30 mins post treatment effect
combined results of comparative trials between <em>A scoparia </em>EO and commercial repellent
Fig. 9: combined results of comparative trials between A scoparia EO and commercial repellent
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