Duration of larval development of Simulium yahense (Diptera: Simuliidae) under natural conditions.

J. R. Davis, V. K. Barbiero, M. Trpis

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Abstract

The duration of Simulium yahense Vajime & Dunbar larval development on a dam spillway in Harbel, Liberia, was observed to make accurate decisions regarding the frequency of larvicide treatments against this onchocerciasis vector. Larval development required a minimum of 10-12 d from eclosion to first pupation. Initial larvicidal treatment for S. yahense control would require a treatment cycle of 7 d. Once suppression of adult and larval populations is achieved, a 9-12-9-12 day treatment cycle could be adopted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical entomology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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