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Articles by A.A. Denloye
Total Records ( 2 ) for A.A. Denloye
  A.A. Denloye , K.O. Tesilim , H. Negbenebor and W.A. Makanjuola
  The insecticidal efficacy of Actellic and Sumithion (2%) dusts was assessed against 0-3 day old adult Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera; Bruchidae) on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) and 0-7 day old adult Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera; Curculionidae) on maize (Zea mays) grains in the laboratory at 30±1°C temperature and 70±2% relative humidity. Each insect species was exposed to insecticide/grain admixtures ranging from 0.063 to 0.5 g kg-1 in comparison with untreated controls. Sumithion with LC50 values of 0.073 g kg-1 for S. zeamais and 0.104 g kg-1 against C. maculatus was more effective than Actellic (LC50 = 0.090 and 0.112 g kg-1 S. zeamais and C. maculatus, respectively) in acute toxicity tests. The efficacy of the two compounds declined as storage period increased with Sumithion showing consistent toxicity against S. zeamais. Both test compounds significantly reduced adult emergence in treated grains after infestation was established (p<=0.05). Both Sumithion and Actellic were effective at controlling C. maculatus and S. zeamais, but at admixture concentrations higher than the 0.005 g kg-1 recommended by manufacturers.
  R.A. Olowu , B.A. Moronkola , O.O. Tovide , A.A. Denloye , K.N. Awokoya , C.E. Sunday and O.O. Olujimi
  Larvae of Rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae) is well relished as snacks or main meal in Southwest Nigeria but little is known about its proximate and nutritional composition. The beetle larvae were therefore collected from Itokin, Lagos State, Nigeria and analysed using standard procedure of the Association of Analytical Chemists. The proximate analysis revealed that the sampled beetle larvae contain 16.97+0.04% moisture, 12.92+0.02% ash, 1.16+0.06% crude fibre, 48+0.05% crude protein, 20.35+0.08% carbohydrate and 0.06+0.61% fat. The ash content is a pointer that the insect has high mineral content hence the mineral element analysis was carried out using the Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). Following acid digestion the larva sample was analyzed for Calcium (Ca), Sodium (Na), Iron (Fe) and potassium (K), respectively. The results showed that the O. rhinoceros sample analysed contain 0.03+0.004 (mg/100 g) Ca, 0. 0.17+0.03 (mg/100 g) K, 21.82+0.60 (mg/100 g) Na, 4.10+0.07 (mg/100 g) Fe. The values were within the recommended daily allowance for these minerals. These results indicate that the beetle larva has huge potential as a base for new food/feed products of extensive nutritive value.
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