1921
Volume 33, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

We determined whether simulated mortality of larval mosquitoes in food-deprived bodies of water increases emergence of adult females as well as their size by releasing the remaining larvae from competition for food. Removal of larval from rearing containers with suboptimal amounts of food increased the number of adults that emerged. Thus, larvicidal measures do not inevitably lead to reduced numbers of mosquito vectors of disease. In food-limiting breeding sites, partially effective anti-larvae measures can be counterproductive, perhaps increasing transmission of vector-borne disease.

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1984-11-01
2017-09-26
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  • Accepted : 21 May 1984

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