Acaricidal activity of the essential oils from three Lamiaceae plant species on Rhipicephalus turanicus Pom. (Acari: Ixodidae)

Koç S., Oz E., Aydın L., Çetin H.

PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH, vol.111, no.4, pp.1863-1865, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00436-012-2939-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1863-1865
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Acaricidal effects of three Labiatae essential oils extracted from ariel parts of Thymus sipyleus Boiss. subsp. sipyleus, Mentha longifolia L., and Dorystoechas hastata Boiss. & Heldr. ex Bentham on 10-day-old Rhipicephalus turanicus Pom. (Acari: Ixodidae) larvae were evaluated by using the larval packet test bioassay. Serial dilutions of the three essential oils were tested from a starting concentration of 1-0.1 % (1.0, 0.5, 0.25, and 0.1 % w/v). Results showed that all essential oils had very similar activity, producing complete mortality (100 %) in all tested concentrations on 10-day-old R. turanicus tick larvae.