author={Humberto Quiroz-Mart{\'i}nez and Ariadna Rodr{\'i}guez-Castro},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
The appropriate use of mosquito control methods is the only means by which diseases transmitted by these insects can be prevented or controlled (WHO 1982). Since the middle of the 20th century, the primary strategies employed to combat these insects have involved the use of pesticides. After the appearance of DDT in the 1940s and after World War II, control was carried out with insecticides mainly of chlorinated or organophosphate origin (Quiroz et al. 2000b). This modality was used up to the… 
Aquatic insect predators and mosquito control.
Better understanding for the mosquitoes-predators relationship(s) could probably lead to satisfactory reduction of mosquito-borne diseases by utilizing these predators in control programs, for instance biological and/or integrated control, or their kairomones as mosquitoes' ovipoisting repellents.
Bio-Control of Anopheles Mosquito Larvae Using Invertebrate Predators to Support Human Health Programs in Ethiopia
A selection of mosquito predators has the potential to control Anopheles mosquito larvae, suggesting that they can be used as complementary approach in an integrated malaria vector control strategy.
Mesocosm Experiments to Quantify Predation of Mosquito Larvae by Aquatic Predators to Determine Potential of Ecological Control of Malaria Vectors in Ethiopia
Evidence is provided of the potential use of aquatic macroinvertebrate predators as biocontrol agents against immature Anopheles mosquitoes and their potential to be considered as a component of integrated vector management for insecticide resistance and the combined restoration of aquatic ecosystems via smart ecological engineering.
Dragonflies as an Important Aquatic Predator Insect and Their Potential for Control of Vectors of Different Diseases
Article history Received: 21 April 2021 Accepted: 31 May 2021 Published Online: 20 July 2021 Mosquitoes belong to order of Diptera. The main important vectors are genus Aedes, Culex and Anopheles.
Effect of Olyset Net on Mosquito Larvae and Their Heteroptera Predators in Water Jars in Southern Vietnam.
Incomplete use of Olyset Net failed to control mosquitoes in water jars based on the invasion of adult mosquitoes, and in water transferred by residents among the jars, which might contain larvae.
Heteropteran Insects as Mosquito Predators in Water Jars in Southern Vietnam
The results suggest that aquatic Heteroptera may be an important mosquito control agent in addition to the currently used copepods.
Wetlands and mosquitoes: a review
This review brings together information on mosquitoes, the diseases they transmit and the wetlands that provide habitats for the immature stages (eggs and larvae). Wetland values are mentioned,
Presence and distribution of mosquito larvae predators and factors influencing their abundance along the Mara River, Kenya and Tanzania
It was established that invasion of habitats by the macroinvertebrate predators were partially driven by the presence of mosquito larvae, and the prevailing water physico-chemical parameters (DO, temperature, and turbidity, p <0.001).
Adult damselflies as possible regulators of mosquito populations in urban areas.
It can be argued that adult odonates may play a relevant role as mosquito vector regulators, therefore impacting the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
Ecology of Larval Habitats
A need to better understand the ecology of disease vectors remains critical for any control program to succeed and tools such as remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) can be success‐ fully used only in combination with a thorough understanding of ecologic and epidemiologic processes of disease transmission.


The medical importance of riceland mosquitoes and their control using alternatives to chemical insecticides.
  • L. Lacey, C. Lacey
  • Biology
    Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. Supplement
  • 1990
Sustained suppression of riceland mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit will require a greater sociocultural supportive background, particularly in developing countries.
Predator-Prey Relationships Among Aquatic Insects
  • E. Bay
  • Environmental Science
  • 1974
It is found that stationary underwater observation structures permit a truer understanding of prey selection and predator behavior than can be obtained in aquaria, but quantitative assessment of predator effects are more difficult to obtain.
Larvivorous fishes fail to control mosquitoes in experimental rice plots
It is demonstrated that high stocking rates and high population growth of mosquitofish will not necessarily provide control of mosquitoes in rice fields.
Effect of Notonectids (Hemiptera: Notonectidae) on Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): Predation or Selective Oviposition?
The results point out the danger of making conclusions about predation merely by observing predator and prey distributions, and draw attention to the need for more information about the effect of predators on prey behavior, particularly if a predator is being considered as a biological control agent.
Antipredator Responses and the Perception of Danger by Mosquito Larvae
  • A. Sih
  • Environmental Science
  • 1986
I conducted a series of laboratory experiments to contrast the responses of two species of mosquito larvae to a common predator, the freshwater bug Notonecta undulata. One prey species, Culex
Predation by Notonecta undulata (Heteroptera: Notonectidae) on Larvae of the Yellow-Fever Mosquito
Its ability to kill all aquatic stages of mosquitoes at some time in its life history suggests that N. undulata is well adapted as a predator of A. aegypti and that it warrants further consideration as a mosquito-control agent.
An aquatic light trap designed for live capture of predatory Tropisternus sp (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) larvae in Arkansas rice fields.
  • J. Dennett, M. Meisch
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
  • 2001
Use of 2 heavy-duty alkaline D-sized batteries and appropriate in-circuit resistance effectively increased bulb life and trap operating time, and live trapping worked well and provided numerous larvae of Tropisternus sp.
Mosquito management: Ecological approaches
Concerns of the introduction and/or manipulation of plants, animals, and microorganisms into breeding habitats in which they act to make conditions less suitable for mosquito production are considered.
Suppression of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) using augmentative release of dragonfly larvae (Odonata: Libellulidae) with community participation in Yangon, Myanmar
The trial's success was ascribed to the virtual confinement of pre-adult stages of the target mosquito to containers accessible to control operators; the behaviour, growth rate, survival and ready availability of the chosen species of dragonfly; and the awareness and enthusiastic participation of local householders.
Mosquito breeding in relation to aquatic vegetation and some physico-chemical parameters in rice fields of central Gujarat.
Mosquito breeding in relation to aquatic vegetation and certain physico-chemical parameters was studied in rice fields of Kheda district in central Gujarat. A total of 14 anopheline and 15 culicine