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Effects of methoprene on oviposition by Aedes japonicus and Culex spp

Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association

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Abstract

The mosquito larvicide methoprene is a juvenile growth hormone mimic that is widely used to control mosquitoes. This chemical disrupts normal mosquito development, drastically inhibiting emergence from the pupal to the adult stage. If the presence of methoprene attracts or deters mosquitoes from ovipositing it could have implications for mosquito control. This study evaluates whether methoprene attracts or deters mosquitoes likely to oviposit in catch basins. In a field experiment, methoprene formulated as liquid larvicide did not affect oviposition of either Culex spp. or Aedes japonicus in 19 liter plastic buckets.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effects of methoprene on oviposition by Aedes japonicus and Culex spp
Series title:
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume
22
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
339-342
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
339
Last page:
342
Number of Pages:
4