New Strategies for the Control of the Parthenogenetic Chironomid

  title={New Strategies for the Control of the Parthenogenetic Chironomid},
  author={G ARATANWARS},
  • Published 2004
Control of the midge, Paratanytarsus grimmii, infesting municipal water systems has proven to be difficult, because it is a parthenogenetic species that can oviposit as a pharate adult and reproduce within the system. Mean densities of P. grimmii in a midwestern USA water distribution system ranged from approximately 140 to 560 individuals/sampling date, and al1 4 instars and pupae were present throughout the sampling period. Two products were tested as potential chemical controls: Cat-Floc LS… CONTINUE READING
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