Toxorhynchites rutiles are effective for the biological control of mosquito larvae

Abstract :

The larvae of elephant mosquitoes, belonging to the species Toxorhynchites rutiles and the Culicidae family, have been found effective for the biological control of larvae of the other mosquitoes. Elephant mosquito larvae are large, voracious feeder and they feed on the larvae of the other mosquitoes. In the laboratory, the larvae thrived well in a Ph range of 5 to 6 and 4 to 5 mg/l dissolved oxygen


Keyword :

Elephant mosquitoes, Biological control, Voracious feeder


Author(s) : Sainudeen Sahib, S.
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Published Issue : 2011 Vol. 6 Number 2


2011 Vol. 6 Number 2