A Half-yearly Peer Reviewed Journal of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute

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Insecticidal activity of ivermectin (Ivecop- 12), a derivative of ivermectin B,
produced by a soil actinomycete, Streptomyces avermitilis, was evaluated in laboratory
against the larvae of bamboo leaf roller, Crypsiptya coclesalis Walker (Lepidoptera:
Pyralidae), a major defoliator of bamboos in nurseries, plantations and natural forests.
The study was
doses. Results revealed that ivermectin is
conducted with eight treatment concentrations of lethal and sub-lethal
highly toxic and induce larval mortality
when applied separately on host plant leaves and larvae, on leaves and larvae of the
insect pest together and leaf rolls containing larvae. The nature of treatment affects the
larval mortality. On the basis of two trials, results revealed that treatment of leaves and
larvae together showed cent percent larval mortality by the 0.15% concentration,
whereas treatment of leaves alone and leaf roll exhibited cent percent mortality by the
concentration of 0.3%. Larval treatment showed hundred percent mortality by 1.2%
concentration. The LC50 value of the tested product was worked out to be 0.012239,
0.076789, 0.010833 and 0.051116% for leaf and larval treatments separately, leaf and
larval treatments together and leaf roll treatment respectively against the insect pest.
This clearly shows that ivermectin is more
through food

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