Myiases occur by the infestation of fly larvae in tissues of live vertebrate animals, resulting in economic loss. Phytotherapy is considered an important alternative in the control of insects, which may reduce the economic impacts. Carapa guianensis is a plant that has been studied as a repellent against mosquitoes and Caesalpinia ferrea is reported in tropical climates, and there are few studies about its repellent action. The present study was designed to evaluate the repellent action of s C. guianensis and C. ferrea plants on flies species of the Calliphoridae family. W.O.T. traps containing deteriorated bovine liver and herbs cream of at concentrations of 20 and 50% were used to catch the flies. It was reported that the creams containing C. ferrea at concentrations of 20 and 50% and C. guianensis at the concentration of 50% have repellent effect against species of Calliphoridae family.
Fernandes, C. P. M., Machado, C., Lopes, T. V., Cunha Filho, N., Bretanha, P. R., Schons, S., … Nobre, M. de O. (2016). Ação repelente de Carapa guianensis e Caesalpinia ferrea para espécies de moscas da família calliphoridae. Ciencia Rural, 46(5), 867–870. https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-8478cr20150727