International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2015) Volume 3, Issue 2

Larvicidal Activity of Indian Medicinal Plants on The Dengue Fever Mosquito, Aedes Aegypti Linnaeus

The Larvicidal activity of Indian medicinal plants, Commiphora berryi, Ceiba pentandra, Pelargonium graveolens, Thevetia peruviana, Sesamum indicum, Ficus microcarpa, Melia dubia, Croton bonplandianus, Ficus religiosa and Coix lacryma was tested against Aedes aegypti mosquito. The present research showed that the highest LC50 values of methanol extracts of F. microcarpa against Ae. aegypti larvae were 91.63 ppm followed by, LC50 values of C. lacryma, P. graveolens, C. berryi, and M. dubia extracts against Ae. aegypti larvae were 92.77, 95.65, 96.52 and 100.12 ppm, respectively

Author(s): J. Deepa, J. Gokulakrishnan, M. Baranitharan, and S. Dhanasekaran

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