Fumigant toxicity of different mentha species against granary weevil [Sitophilus granarius L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)] Farklí nane türlerine ait klonlarín uçucu yaǧlarínín buǧday biti [Sitophilus granarius L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)]'ne fumigant etkisi

Çam H., Karakoç Ö. C., Gökçe A., Telci I., Demirtaş İ.

Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi, vol.36, no.2, pp.255-263, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-263
  • Keywords: Carvone, Essential oil, Fumigant toxicity, Mentha, Sitophilus granarius
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


Fumigant toxicities of Mentha spicata, Mentha villoso-nervata,Mentha piperita clones and the main component of these essential oils against granary weevil [(Sitophilus granarius L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)] were tested. Mentha villoso-nervata essential oil appeared to be the most toxic among the tested oils with 90% mortality. Carvone was the only toxic component of the essential oils and caused 100% mortality in 24 hours. Dose-response bioassay with the most promising Mentha villoso-nervata, Mentha spicata and carvone exhibited that carvone was the most active with LC50 value of 0.024 μl/ml. This study showed that M. villoso-nervata and carvone had potential in control of granary weevil.