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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES   JUNE 2016 , Volume 10 , Number 2; Page(s) 253 To 258.
 
Paper: 

SHORT COMMUNICATION, ODONATE NYMPHS: GENERALIST PREDATORS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DENGUE MOSQUITO, AEDES AEGYPTI (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE)

 
 
Author(s):  AKRAM WASEEM, AZHAR ALI KHAN HAFIZ*
 
* INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB, LAHORE, PAKISTAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Dengue is amongst the most serious mosquito-borne infectious disease with hot spots in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Unfortunately, no licensed vaccine for the disease is currently available in medicine markets. The only option available is the management of dengue vector mosquito, Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae).
Method: Predatory potential of five odonate nymphs namely Anax parthenope, Bradinopyga geminate, Ischnura forcipata, Rhinocypha quadrimaculata, and Orthetrum sabina were evaluated against the 4th instar larvae of the dengue vector mosquito, Aedes aegypti, under laboratory conditions. The consumption of the mosquito larvae was evaluated at three water volume levels viz., 1 liter, 2 liter and 3 liter.
Results: The number of Ae. aegypti larvae consumed varied significantly among the five species, and at different levels of water volume (P< 0.01). However, the interaction between odonate nymphs and the water volumes was statistically non-significant (P>0.05). Ischnura forcipata consumed the highest number of Ae. aegypti larvae (n=56) followed by A. parthenope (n=47) and B. geminate (n=46). The number of larvae consumed was decreased with increasing search area or water volume, and the highest predation was observed at 1-liter water volume.
Conclusion: The odonate nymphs could be a good source of biological agents for the management of the mosquitoes at larval stages.

 
Keyword(s): BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, DRAGONFLIES, DAMSELFLIES, MOSQUITOES, DENGUE VECTORS
 
 
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AKRAM, W., & AZHAR ALI KHAN, H. (2016). SHORT COMMUNICATION, ODONATE NYMPHS: GENERALIST PREDATORS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DENGUE MOSQUITO, AEDES AEGYPTI (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE). JOURNAL OF ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES, 10(2), 253-258. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510532



Vancouver: Copy

AKRAM WASEEM, AZHAR ALI KHAN HAFIZ. SHORT COMMUNICATION, ODONATE NYMPHS: GENERALIST PREDATORS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DENGUE MOSQUITO, AEDES AEGYPTI (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE). JOURNAL OF ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES. 2016 [cited 2021July28];10(2):253-258. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510532



IEEE: Copy

AKRAM, W., AZHAR ALI KHAN, H., 2016. SHORT COMMUNICATION, ODONATE NYMPHS: GENERALIST PREDATORS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DENGUE MOSQUITO, AEDES AEGYPTI (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE). JOURNAL OF ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES, [online] 10(2), pp.253-258. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510532.



 
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