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- Bedini, Stefano, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Insects 2019 v.10 no.6
- Clinopodium; Sitophilus zeamais; adults; air; dose response; electroantennography; electrophysiology; environmental impact; essential oils; flora; foods; insect pests; olfactometers; pest control; repellents; sensilla; sexual dimorphism; toxicity; transmission electron microscopy; Andes region
- ... Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) is considered as one of the most destructive foodstuff pests. Due to their efficiency, low toxicity for mammalians and low environmental impact, plant-derived essential oils (EOs) are promising tools for pest control. In particular, the OEs extracted from Lamiaceae are considered among the most bioactive in terms of repellent and/or insecticidal effect. Here, we in ...
- Bedini, Stefano, et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Insects 2019 v.10 no.4
- Foeniculum vulgare; Ocimum basilicum; Pistacia lentiscus; Sitophilus granarius; diatomaceous earth; essential oils; insecticides; laboratory experimentation; repellents; sensory properties; storage conditions; storage insects; stored grain; synergism; toxicity; wheat
- ... Essential oils (EOs) have gained increasing interest as a low-toxic, eco-friendly alternative to synthetic repellents and insecticides against insect pests. However, they have scarce practical application in the protection of stored grain because of their limited efficacy and their interference with the organoleptic properties of the grain. In this study, we evaluated the olfactory profile of the ...