Extracts of Ginkgo biloba or Artemisia species reduce feeding by neonates of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), on apple in a laboratory bioassay

Kevin Durden, John J. Brown, Maciej A. Pszczolkowski


In a simple bioassay, alcohol extracts (91% V/V ethanol, 4% V/V methanol, 5% V/V isopropanol) from Ginkgo biloba L., Artemisia absinthium L., A. arborescens L. x A. absinthium L., and A. ludoviciana Nutt. "Valerie Finnis", significantly reduced feeding of neonatal codling moth larvae on apple. Extracts from A. californica Less. and A. vulgaris L. had no effects.


insect feeding; larvae; repellent; deterrent

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