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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 2581-2585
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.364


The Effect of Non-ionic Infrared (IR) on Some Stages of Fig Moth, Ephestia cautella (Walk) Lepidoptera: Pyralidae
Sarah Ibrahim Mahmood*
Department Biology Sciences of College, University of Almustansiryia, Baghdad, Iraq
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study was carried out to determine non-ionic infrared waves effect to control important stored insects as an alternative technique which reduces the chemical pesticide usage. The insect Ephestia cautella was used as a sample of store insects. Eggs, larvae, pupa and adults were exposed to different time (15, 30 and 60second) at 40 °C. Results also showed that infrared waves (IR) had ability to kill different stages of E. cautella. And this effect increased by increasing of exposure period. The highest percentage mortality at 60 second exposing period reached 44, 38, 27.1 and 48% for egg, second larval instars', pupa and adult, respectively as compared with 3.3, 1.3, 0 and 0% in the control treatments respectively, and decline percentage mortality to 24, 22,17 and 22% at 30 second % for egg, second larval instars', pupa and adult, respectively. The results of this study demonstrated the importance of further studies to assess the efficiency of infrared waves to control other insect.


Keywords: Non-ionic infrared, Fig moth, Ephestia cautella.
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Sarah Ibrahim Mahmood. 2017. The Effect of Non-ionic Infrared (IR) on Some Stages of Fig Moth, Ephestia cautella (Walk) Lepidoptera: Pyralidae.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 2581-2585. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.364