Deformities produced by some Plant Powders in <i>Rhyzopertha dominica</i> (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)

  • Nur Mohal Rajshahi Govt. New Degree College, Rajshahi 6000, Bangladesh
  • W Islam Institute of Biological Sciences, Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
  • KAMSH Mondal Institute of Biological Sciences, Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
  • S Parween Institute of Biological Sciences, Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh
Keywords: Deformities, R. dominica, plant powders.

Abstract

The larval feeding of Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) on whole wheat grains treated with dry leaf powder of Murrya paniculata L., Jatropha curcas L. (Jack), Datura metel L., Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn. and Virtex negundo L. and seed powder of Nigella sativa L. produced abnormalities in larval, pupal and adult stages at doses 2.5, 5 and 10 mg/g in case of all leaf powder treatments and the effect was more distinct at higher doses. Compared to leaf powders seed powder of N. sativa was more effective, however, the deformities responded in the larval, pupal and adult stages were more or less similar in case of all the plant products. The percentages of deformities produced differed significantly among the doses (P<0.001, F=5.10) of different plants (P<0.001, F =3.89). Key words: Deformities, R. dominica, plant powders. J. bio-sci. 14: 69-72, 2006

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Mohal, N., Islam, W., Mondal, K., & Parween, S. (1). Deformities produced by some Plant Powders in <i>Rhyzopertha dominica</i&gt; (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). Journal of Bio-Science, 14, 69-72. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbs.v14i0.445
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