Philippine Species of Mesocyclops (Crustacea: Copepoda) as a Biological Control Agent of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus)

@inproceedings{PanogadiaReyes2004PhilippineSO,
  title={Philippine Species of Mesocyclops (Crustacea: Copepoda) as a Biological Control Agent of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus)},
  author={Cecilia Mejica Panogadia-Reyes and Estrella Irlandez Cruz and Soledad Lopez Bautista},
  year={2004}
}
The predatory capacity of two local populations of Mesocyclops aspericornis (Daday) and Mesocyclops ogunnus species were evaluated, for the first time in the Philippines, as a biological control agent for Aedes aegypti (L) mosquitoes. Under laboratory conditions, Mesocyclops attacked the mosquito first instar larvae by the tail, side and head. The mean of first instar larvae consumed by M. aspericornis and M. ogunnus were 23.96 and 15.00, respectively. An analysis of the variance showed that… CONTINUE READING

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