Repellent Action of Diatomaceous Earth against the Adult Red Flour Beetle Tribolium castaneum (Herbst)

@inproceedings{Reza2012RepellentAO,
  title={Repellent Action of Diatomaceous Earth against the Adult Red Flour Beetle Tribolium castaneum (Herbst)},
  author={Ams Reza and Md. Mukter Hossain and Selina Parween},
  year={2012}
}
Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) adults were released to choice chambers containing untreated flour in one half and diatomaceous earth (DE)-treated flour in the other half. The doses of DE used were 2-32 mg/g. Females, males and unsexed adults were exposed separately to each dose for 24-, 48-, 72-, 96- and 120-h. DE at 32 mg/g strongly repelled (P<0.001) both sexes and unsexed beetles at all exposure periods. The males showed comparatively more avoidance to DE-treated flour at longer exposures… CONTINUE READING

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