Comparative evaluation of the larvivorous fish Gambusia affinis and Aphanius dispar as mosquito control agents

  title={Comparative evaluation of the larvivorous fish Gambusia affinis and Aphanius dispar as mosquito control agents},
  author={Dorit Homski and Menachem Goren and Avital Gasith},
Under laboratory conditions Aphanius was more successful than Gambusia in preying upon the 3rd, 4th and pupal stages of mosquitoes. The reverse was found for the first two instars. However. Aphanius consumed more 2nd instar larvae under the cover of vegetation when larger fish were able to penetrate shallow water and feed on the mosquito larvae. The two species showed a similar prey-size selection except for Aphanius of the medium size (31–35 mm) which ate larger larvae than Gambusia of the… CONTINUE READING


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