• Biology, Medicine
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    Journal of vector ecology…
    2004

Laboratory and field studies of Macrocyclops albidus (Crustacea: Copepoda) for biological control of mosquitoes in artificial containers in a subtropical environment.

@article{Rey2004LaboratoryAF,
  title={Laboratory and field studies of Macrocyclops albidus (Crustacea: Copepoda) for biological control of mosquitoes in artificial containers in a subtropical environment.},
  author={Jorge R. Rey and Sheila M. O’Connell and Silvia Su{\'a}rez and Zulema Men{\'e}ndez and Leon Philip Lounibos and Gracie Byer},
  journal={Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          124-34
        }
}
The cyclopoid copepod Macrocyclops albidus (Jurine) was tested as a potential biological control agent of mosquitoes in laboratory microcosms, in controlled field conditions, and in a 22-mo field experiment using discarded tires. The predator was highly efficient in controlling mosquitoes in all three settings, reaching close to 90% reduction in larval survival under field conditions and exceeding the recommended predation rates for effective mosquito control in laboratory experiments. The… CONTINUE READING

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