Evaluation of Clerodendron inerme Gaertn. plant extract against Aedes aegypti L. mosquito

Abstract

In the present study the aqueous extract of Clerodendron inerme (C. inerme) plant leaves was evaluated against laboratory strain Aedes aegypti larvae. The extract elucidated 100% inhibition of adult emergence at 2% concentration of extract, and concentrations above 4% led to prolongation of larval developmental period without moulting eventually leading to death during larval stage. Mortality during larval stage was found to be dose-dependant elucidating 100% mortality at 16% concentration. It is apparent from the results that the extract interferes in the developmental process affecting larval developmental period and disruption of larval-pupal moult. The results indicated that the aqueous leaf extract of this widely available C. inerme plant is effective against Ae. aegypti mosquito larvae and need to be explored for its possible use in the control of mosquito population in the field. © 2013 Universal Research Publications. All rights reserved

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@inproceedings{Patil2013EvaluationOC, title={Evaluation of Clerodendron inerme Gaertn. plant extract against Aedes aegypti L. mosquito}, author={Prabhakargouda B. Patil and Vasant L. Kallapur and Shankar N. Holihosur}, year={2013} }