World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
2019 Volume 8 Issue 2

Investigating the Effects of a Mixture of Diatomaceous Earth and Spinosad Insecticide to Control Adult Flour Weevils, Tribolium castaneum Herbst. (Col: Tenebrionidae)

Z. Khanbabayi, M. Saber, S. Vojoudi, Gh. Gharekhani

The red flour weevil, Tribolium castaneum Herbst, is one the major pests of stored products. Adult pests and larvae of this pest causes economic damage through releasing toxic substances into flour. Larvae shells and adult pests  affect the quality of the flour. The effectiveness of spinosad and diatomaceous earth insecticides on adult og this pests was studied. The amount of LC50 diatomaceous earth with silico-sec® formulation for adult insects of the red flour weevil and Spinosad insecticide was estimated to be 2.34 g/m2 and 76.11 mg/l , respectively After 14 days, the mortality rate was 100%.The results showed  that a mixing of diatomaceous earth and Spinosad  an increase in the efficacy of the mixture in causing loss. In addition, with increasing time of exposure and dose mortality rate increases.

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