This report describes the determination of the toxicity of two pesticides, neem formulation (RB-a+PBO+Tx-100) and fenpropathrin, on Alphitobius diaperinus adults. The mortalities caused by the two compounds were found to be 70% for a 117.8\mug/cm 2 dose of neem formulation, and 88% for a 1.96 \mug/cm 2 dose of synthetic pyrethroid, fenpropathrin (Danitol). The LD 50 value of Danitol was found to be 0.2749 \mug/cm 2 , and that of neem formulation was found to be 58.92 \mug/cm 2 . Danitol-treated Alphitobius diaperinus adults showed inhibitions of 44.66% and 45.91% in GPT and GOT activity, respectively, Whereas insects treated with neem formulation showed inhibitions of 52.48% and 12.15% in GPT and GOT activity, respectively.
TABASSUM, Rahila; NAQVI, Syed Naimul Hasan; JAHAN, Musarrat; NURULAIN, Syed Mohammad; KHAN, Mohammad Farhanullah; and AZMI, Mohammad Arshad (1998) "Determination of the Toxicities of Fenpropathrin (Pyrethroid) and NeemFormulation (RB-a+PBO+Tx-100) Against Alphitobius diaperinus Adults andTheir Effects on Transaminases," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 22: No. 4, Article 9. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol22/iss4/9