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Effects of Mesocyclops longisetus (Copepoda:Cyclopidae) on mosquitoes that inhabit tires: influence of litter type, quality, and quantity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9046477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
E T Schreiber; C F Hallmon; K M Eskridge; G G Marten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association     Volume:  12     ISSN:  8756-971X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc.     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-12     Completed Date:  1997-05-12     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511299     Medline TA:  J Am Mosq Control Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  688-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
John A. Mulrennan, Sr., Research Laboratory, Florida A&M University, Panama City 32405, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Crustacea*
Culicidae*
Mosquito Control*
Pest Control, Biological*
Seasons

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