Experimental and Applied Acarology

, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 421–430

In vitro activities of plant extracts from the Brazilian Cerrado and Pantanal against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)

  • Carolina da Silva Barbosa
  • Ligia Miranda Ferreira Borges
  • José Nicácio
  • Reginaldo Dias Alves
  • Carlos Henrique Miguita
  • Ivana Maria Póvoa Violante
  • Lidilhone Hamerski
  • Walmir Silva Garcez
  • Fernanda Rodrigues Garcez
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10493-013-9656-z

Cite this article as:
Barbosa, C.., Borges, L.M.F., Nicácio, J. et al. Exp Appl Acarol (2013) 60: 421. doi:10.1007/s10493-013-9656-z

Abstract

A total of 73 ethanol extracts from different anatomical parts of 44 plant species belonging to 24 families, native to the Mid-Western region of Brazil, were assessed in vitro for their effect on the reproductive cycle of engorged females of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, using the adult immersion test. All extracts were evaluated at the concentration of 0.2 % and, among the extracts tested, the one obtained from the fruits of Guarea kunthiana (Meliaceae) proved to be highly efficacious, showing 99.1 % of product effectiveness. Extracts from other three species were shown to be moderately active, namely Nymphaea amazonum trunk (Nymphaeaceae) [51.7 %], Strychnos pseudoquina trunk (Loganiaceae) [8.0 %] and Ocotea lancifolia leaves (Lauraceae) [34.5 %], while the remaining extracts were shown to be weakly active or inactive. This is the first report on the bioactivity of these species on egg production by engorged females of R.microplus.

Keywords

Cattle-tick Tick control Biopesticides Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolina da Silva Barbosa
    • 1
  • Ligia Miranda Ferreira Borges
    • 2
  • José Nicácio
    • 4
  • Reginaldo Dias Alves
    • 1
  • Carlos Henrique Miguita
    • 3
  • Ivana Maria Póvoa Violante
    • 3
  • Lidilhone Hamerski
    • 3
  • Walmir Silva Garcez
    • 3
  • Fernanda Rodrigues Garcez
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratório de Parasitologia AnimalUniversidade Estadual de Mato Grosso do Sul, Unidade de AquidauanaAquidauanaBrazil
  2. 2.Setor de Parasitologia, Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde PúblicaUniversidade Federal de GoiásGoiâniaBrazil
  3. 3.Centro de Ciências Exatas e TecnologiaUniversidade Federal de Mato Grosso do SulCampo GrandeBrazil
  4. 4.Laboratório de EntomologiaUniversidade Federal da Grande DouradosDouradosBrazil