Effect of fruit and leaves of Meliaceae plants (Azadirachta indica and Melia azedarach) on the development of Lutzomyia longipalpis larvae (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) under experimental conditions.

@article{AndradeCoelho2009EffectOF,
  title={Effect of fruit and leaves of Meliaceae plants (Azadirachta indica and Melia azedarach) on the development of Lutzomyia longipalpis larvae (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) under experimental conditions.},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia Alves de Andrade-Coelho and Nataly Ara{\'u}jo de Souza and Cheryl Gouveia and Vanderlei Campos Silva and Marcelo Salabert Gonzalez and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={
          1125-30
        }
}
This no-choice, laboratory study focuses on the feeding of dried, ground, homogeneous powdered, unprocessed fruit and leaves of Azadirachta indica and Melia azedarach to Lutzomyia longipalpis larvae to determine the effects on their mortality and metamorphosis. A. indica and M. azedarach fruit and leaves significantly increased larval mortality in comparison to larvae fed the untreated, standard diet. A. indica fruit and leaves blocked the molting of the larvae to the fourth instar, resulting… CONTINUE READING
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