Diximermis peterseni (Nematoda: Mermithidae): a potential biocontrol agent of Anopheles mosquito larvae.

  title={Diximermis peterseni (Nematoda: Mermithidae): a potential biocontrol agent of Anopheles mosquito larvae.},
  author={James J. Petersen and Osborne R. Willis},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  volume={24 1},
Abstract The mermithid nematode Diximermis peterseni was successfully transferred and established in an artificial pond and then in a natural pond. The exposure in the artificial pond initially produced 92% parasitism in introduced larvae of Anopheles quadrimaculatus; then parasite activity gradually decreased and disappeared. However, it reappeared 8 months after the introduction and has been observed in introduced hosts during each of the 40 months since. The release of 2300 Anopheles (85–90… Expand
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