Effects of Mesocyclops longisetus (Copepoda

Cyclopidae) on mosquitoes that inhabit tires: Influence of litter type, quality, and quantity

E. T. Schreiber, C. F. Hallmon, Kent M Eskridge, G. G. Marten

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Abstract

A 59-week study was conducted to evaluate the impact of adult Mesocyclops longisetus populations on larval mosquito species inhabiting tires. Greater than 90% reduction of number of 1st and 2nd instars was recorded by 4 wk with 90% reduction of number of 3rd and 4th instars after 7 wk. Reduced control was noted with the onset of cooler winter water temperature. Overall, a 52% reduction in the number of 1st and 2nd instars was achieved, and a 57% reduction was noted in number of 3rd- and 4th-instar mosquito larvae. Cooler temperatures resulted in a decline of adult Mesocyclops, which resulted in reduced larval control. Significantly greater numbers of Mesocyclops adults were collected in tires with either new litter or heavy amounts of litter regardless of litter type. Lastly, litter type, either oak leaves or pine needles, did not influence mosquito reduction or abundance of Mesocyclops populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-694
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume12
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
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Effects of Mesocyclops longisetus (Copepoda : Cyclopidae) on mosquitoes that inhabit tires: Influence of litter type, quality, and quantity. / Schreiber, E. T.; Hallmon, C. F.; Eskridge, Kent M; Marten, G. G.

In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, Vol. 12, No. 4, 01.12.1996, p. 688-694.

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