The biology of Toxorhynchites mosquitoes and their potential as biocontrol agents

@inproceedings{Collins2000TheBO,
  title={The biology of Toxorhynchites mosquitoes and their potential as biocontrol agents},
  author={Larissa E. Collins and Alison Blackwell},
  year={2000}
}
Toxorhynchites spp. mosquitoes are recognised as potential biological control agents of pest and vector species of mosquito. There have been many attempts to use them for this purpose since the beginning of the twentieth century, although with relatively low levels of success, which has been attributed to a lack of knowledge of the general biology of Toxorhynchites mosquitoes. Increasing resistance of vector mosquitoes to traditional chemical pesticides and the expansion of the ranges of these… CONTINUE READING