Release of Romanomermis culicivorax for the control of Anopheles albimanus in El Salvador II. Application of the nematode.

  title={Release of Romanomermis culicivorax for the control of Anopheles albimanus in El Salvador II. Application of the nematode.},
  author={James J. Petersen and Harold C. Chapman and Osborne R. Willis and T. Fukuda},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={27 6},
The mosquito breeding area of Lake Apastepeque, El Salvador, was treated 11 times over a 7-week period with Romanomermis culicivorax to control Anopheles albimanus and An. p. pseudopunctipennis. Parasitism averaged 58% but varied greatly from treatment to treatment and from site to site. However, three applications made during evening hours to avoid wind and wave action on the lake produced an average 86% parasitism. No significant differences in susceptibility to R. culicivorax were found… Expand
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