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Article: Efficacy of five volatile oils and their mixtures against the soft scale insect, Saissetia coffeae (Walker) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) infesting the Sago palm, Cycas revoluta in Alexandria, Egypt.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Five tested plant volatile oils and their mixtures were evaluated for controlling the coccid, Saissetia coffeae (Walker) on growing Sago palms Cycas revoluta in Antoniades public gardens, Alexandria, Egypt. The tested volatile oils at concentration rates of 0.5, 1 and 1.5% (v/v) were: Camphor 20%, Dill 20%, Rose 30%, Peppermint 20% and Clove 30% (v/v). Their mixtures were : Camphor/Peppermint, Camphor/Rose at a rate of 1:1, Camphor/Rose/Peppermint at 1:1:2 rate and Camphor/Rose/Dill at 2:1:1 rate. The results, as a general mean of residual reduction percent for the whole inspection intervals of the test lasted 2 days up to 9 days post treatment, indicated that the superior volatile oils in reducing the insect were both Camphor and Rose, followed by Dill, Peppermint and the least efficient one was the Clove oil. The evaluated mixtures of the volatile oils showed that each of Camphor/Rose/Peppermint, Camphor/Rose and Camphor/Peppermint mixtures attained a higher rank of efficiency against that of the assigned soft scale insect.Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences 01/2010; 75(3):379-89.
Article: Ultrastructure and description of the first immature stage of four different scale insect species (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in Egypt.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The first stage of four different species belonging to three families of the super family; Coccoidea were described and illustrated by using the scanning electron microscope. These species: Mycetaspis personata (Comstock) and Fiorinia fioriniae (Targioni Tozzetti), pertaining to the family Diaspididae; Pulvinaria psidii (Maskell) (Family: Coccidae) and lcerya seychellarum seychellarum (Westw.) of the family Margarodidae. The dimensions of the first stage (crawler), as well as some taxonomical aspects were examined and discussed. The obtained data showed that the first instar of the mealybug, I. seychellarum seychellarum gave the largest diameter of 299.33 +/- 0.94 pm in length and 183.44 +/- 0.17 microm in width followed by the diaspidid species, F. fioriniae recorded 208.1 +/- 0.78 microm in length and 178.96 +/- 2.34 pm in width; while the coccid species, P. psidii measured 119.17 +/- 0.85 microm in length and 74.83 +/- 1.03 microm in width and the smallest first stage crawler was for the diaspidid, M. personata measured 85.50 +/- 0.41 microm in length and 63.88 +/- 0.27 microm in width. The modes of assigned insects in protecting their eggs were also discussed briefly.Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences 01/2009; 74(2):331-41.