Adult population estimate of Toxorhynchites brevipalpis

M. Trpis

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Abstract

An estimate of the numbers of adults of the predacious mosquito Toxorhynchites brevipalpis was made in a 1 ha biotope in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where the population of its larval prey Aedes aegypti was high, by means of the mark release recapture method. 2 mth after the end of the rainy season, the number of adults was estimated to be 3500, about 6 times the number of adult A. aegypti in the biotope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-757
Number of pages2
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume48
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1973

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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