Diving beetles (Dytiscidae) as predators of mosquito larvae (Culicidae) in field experiments and in laboratory tests of prey preference.

@article{Lundkvist2003DivingB,
  title={Diving beetles (Dytiscidae) as predators of mosquito larvae (Culicidae) in field experiments and in laboratory tests of prey preference.},
  author={Elisabeth Lundkvist and Jan Landin and Malcolm Jackson and Cecilia Svensson},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={219-26}
}
Field experiments were performed in artificial ponds to evaluate how the density of predatory diving beetles (Dytiscidae) would affect the population levels of mosquito larvae (Culicidae). Mosquitoes colonizing the ponds were predominantly species of the genus Culex. In 2000, most of the dytiscids colonizing the ponds were small (Hydroporus spp.), and these predators had no impact on the size of larval mosquito populations, not even in ponds with added dytiscids. In 2001, larger beetles… CONTINUE READING

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