Natural control of larval Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) by the predator Mesocyclops (Copepoda: Cyclopoida).

@article{Marten1989NaturalCO,
  title={Natural control of larval Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) by the predator Mesocyclops (Copepoda: Cyclopoida).},
  author={Gerald G. Marten and R Astaiza and Marco Fidel Su{\'a}rez and C Monje and Janet W. Reid},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1989},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={624-7}
}
Forty-two ground water sites on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Colombia were sampled quantitatively with a plankton net to assess the abundance of mosquito larvae and associated fauna. Many of the sites contained substantial numbers of Anopheles albimanus Wiedemann larvae, but the larvae were virtually absent wherever there were large populations of the copepods Mesocyclops venezolanus, M. longisetus, or M. aspericornis. Mesocyclops were observed to prey readily upon first-instar An… CONTINUE READING

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