Toxic effects of various oil concentrations obtained from Rosmarinus officinalis on Musca domestica adults (Diptera: Muscidae) in different time periods

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Salah Al-Din Education Directorate, Salah Al-din Province, Iraq

2 Department of biology, College of Education, University of Samarra, Samarra, Iraq



This study evaluates the toxic impacts of Rosmarinus officinalis oil on the M. domestisa adults after 24- 48 h of treatment. The results showed that the activity of all oil concentrations have produced a mortality rate in laboratory when treating M. domestica adults. These results also revealed that the maximum significant difference was at the highest (100%) concentration among these treatments. The mortality rates in this insect were 86% and  100% after 24 and 48 h of the treatment respectively. The minimum mortality rates were 10% and 20% at the lowest concentration (25%) after 24 and 48 h of treatment respectively.


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