oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Toxicity and repellency of Chrysocoma tenuifolia (Berg) (Compositae) to the Harvester termite Hodotermes mossambicus (Hagen) (Hodotermitidae)

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A steam volatile oil isolated from Chrysocoma tenuifolia (Berg) (bitterbos or bitterkarroo) has both contact and vapour toxicity to the harvester termite Hodotermes mossambicus (Hagen). The oil also has a strong repellent action.

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