Effect of Pesticides on the Metamorphosis of Silkworm Bombyx mori  

Kumutha P.1 , Padmalatha C.2 , Chairman K.3 , Ranjit Singh A. J. A.3
1 Department of Zoology, Govindammal Aditanar College for Women, Tiruchendur, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Zoology, M.V.M. Govt. Arts and Science College for Women, Dindugal, Tamilnadu, India
3 Department of Zoology, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkuchi, Tirunelveli, Tamilnaudu, India
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International Journal of Molecular Zoology, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 4   doi: 10.5376/ijmz.2013.03.0004
Received: 31 Jan., 2013    Accepted: 16 Feb., 2013    Published: 04 Mar., 2013
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Kumutha et al., 2013, Effect of Pesticides on the Metamorphosis of Silkworm Bombyx mori, Intl. J. of Molecular Zoology, Vol.3, No.3, 10-13


The silk worm Bombyx mori fed will the mulberry leaves sprayed with pesticides to control pests influenced with development. L.C 50 doses for an organophospharous pesticide, Dichlorovos and plant based pesticide Neem oil was estimated and the Neem pesticide was found to inhibit the developmental stages of Bombyx mori at a high level when compared to Dichlorovos. The larval and pupal abnormalities noticed in pesticide treated worms which depends on the concentrations of the pesticides.

Bombyx mori; Silk worm; Neem oil; Biopesticides; Dichlorovos
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