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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2019; 7(1): 71-76      |                   Available online, March 28, 2019

Screening of different plant products for their efficacy against dermestid beetles on bivoltine cocoons (CSR2)


Saranya M*, Umapathy G and Murugesh KA


Department of Sericulture, Forest College and Research Institute,

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam- 641 301, Tamil Nadu.




Received : 23.01.2019   |   Accepted : 15.02.2019    |    Published : 28.03.2019

Eco-friendly management of dermestid beetles was tried with seven different plant products and among these, Notchi ( Vitex nigundo)  has recorded a maximum grub mortality was observed in Notchi (64.67%) at 72 h in 12.5% concentration followed by Pungam (52.67%), Vasambu (41.48%), Neem (35.67%), Tulasi (42.67%), Turmeric (36.22%) and Aswagandha (41.42%) and maximum adult mortality observed in Notchi treatment (62.32%) followed by Neem (41.67%), Pungam (49.37%), Vasambu (40.54%), Tulasi (38.14%), Tumeric (36.22%) and Aswagandha (38.54%). Among the plant extracts, Notchi showed higher adult and grub mortality in CSR2 races at 12.5% concentration whereas Aswagandha showed the minimum mortality.


Key words: Dermestid beetles, botanicals, eco-friendly, pest control


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Saranya M, Umapathy G and Murugesh KA (2019) Screening of different plant products for their efficacy against dermestid beetles on bivoltine cocoons (CSR2), Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 7(1): 71-76. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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