Subash B, Vijayan P, Baranitharan M


To determine the mosquitocidal activity of Ficus religiosa leaf extracts was tested against three mosquitoes. The ovicidal
activity of F. religiosa leaf extracts at 240, 300 and 360 ppm and for repellency activity was definite against An. stephensi,
Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ae. aegypti species at three concentration viz., 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0 mg/cm2 under the laboratory conditions. Mean percent
hatchability of the ovicidal activity was observed and ethanol extract exerted 240, 300 and 360 ppm against Cx. quinquefasciatus. The petroleum
ether extract of F. religiosa establish to more repellent than the additional extracts. A higher concentration of 4.0 mg/cm2 provided 100% protection
up to 120, 160 and 200 minutes, respectively. The outcome clearly shows that ovicidal and repellent activity was dose reliant. From the results it
can be concluded the petroleum ether extract of F. religiosa was an outstanding potential for controlling the vector mosquito Cx. quinquefasciatus.


Anopheles stephensi, Culex quinquefasciatus, Aedes aegypti, ovicidal and repellent activity, Ficus religiosa

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