Effects of Toxorhynchites moctezuma larval predation on Aedes aegypti populations: experimental evaluation.

@article{Tikasingh1992EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of Toxorhynchites moctezuma larval predation on Aedes aegypti populations: experimental evaluation.},
  author={E S Tikasingh},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={266-71}
}
Predatory larvae of the mosquito Toxorhynchites moctezuma were used experimentally to control a standing crop of larvae of the dengue vector mosquito Ae.aegypti. Each week, fifty Ae.aegypti first instar larvae were introduced to each of five water-filled drums (220 litres) of the type commonly used for domestic water storage in Caribbean dwellings. At the beginning of the fourth week, a certain number (0, 1, 2, 5 or 10) of first instar Tx.moctezuma larvae were introduced to each drum and the… CONTINUE READING