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Articles by A.D. Banjo
Total Records ( 3 ) for A.D. Banjo
  A.D. Banjo
  Some aspects of the bioecology and behaviour of Gasteroclisus rhomboidalis Boh. at the Olabisi Onabanjo University were studied from March to September 2003. A survey of the speciation of the curculionid pest on Amaranthus plot of the University was carried out. The result revealed that three species occurred at study sites. The relative abundance of the pest, Gasteroclisus rhomboidalis earlier thought as a major pest of Amaranthus and Celosia is infact a minor one and that it does not occur abundantly. Infestation was all the year round on wild Amaranthus (Amaranthus spinosus) at the University site and possibly Amaranthus is the primary alternate host of this pest. The life history of G. rhomboidalis was studied using A. cruentus and result showed that there are three instar larval stages and take between 32 to 42 days ( 36±4 days) to complete its life cycle. The mating behaviour, oviposition, larval development and emergence of G. rhomboidalis on Amaranthus were studied. It was found that the male initiated mating and this last up to 12 h 8.55±2.37 hours while oviposition commence immediately after copulation. Larval development takes place in the tunnels made by the larval instars and all development stages takes place inside the host (Amaranthus) stem. Adult emerges through a hole (emergence hole).
  O.A. Lawal and A.D. Banjo
  A survey of arthropods used in traditional medicine was carried out among the people of southwestern Nigeria to examine the importance of arthropods and their by products in life and economy of the people and to provide a compendium of the traditional use of arthropods and their byproducts for future references. Open ended structured questionnaires were administered to elicit information from the rural based herbalists, farmers and those traders in animals for traditional purposes. Seventeen different species of insecta, two species of Myriapoda, one species of Crustacea, one species of Arachinda and three species of Mollusca used in the curing of ailments such as eye defects, various sickness in children, libido in men, arthritis, dizziness, thunderbolt, bedwetting, wounds, mental illness, child delivery, yellow fever, healing of bone fractures etc. Nine species of insects, two species of arachinda, one species of myriapoda and two species of Mollusca were used for rituals such as for defense, coronation, chieftaincy, wedding and naming ceremonies, good fortune, to fight against enemy and favour, forceful command and blessing and detection of thunderbolt (Magun) and for finding, husband and wife, appealing to gods and witches, soothsaying (Afose), to invoke mental development on people and money rituals, appealing to witches for spiritual protection and prosperity, used to confer immunity on man against infectious disease. Few species of insects in particular has some taboo associated with the use in traditional medicine. The results suggest that more research should be done in this area to bring back the ethnozoological knowledge of vanishing culture.
  A.D. Banjo , O.A. Lawal and S.A. Aina
  The insects associated with each of Ocimum gratissimum and Ocimum basilicum were revised. Insects found on the plants parts, include Diptera, Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, Dictyoptera, Homoptera and Isoptera. The species richness, diversity index and the similarly index between the paired plant species were also calculated. The results of similarity and diversity indexes were influenced by the weather that fluctuated during the period of study (July to November). The Hymenoptera was the most abundant order on O. gratissimum and O. basilicum, accounting for 43.2 and 50.7%,
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