Interaction between the predator Toxorhynchites brevipalpis and its prey Aedes aegypti

M. Trpis

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Abstract

In a circumscribed area in Tanzania where the predacious larvae of Toxorhynchites brevipalpis were particularly abundant, it was found that water filled tires and tins containing Toxorhynchites larvae had fewer larvae of Aedes aegypti than those without the predator larvae. The peaks of infestation with Toxorhynchites larvae occurred almost a month later than the peaks of A. aegypti infestation. Cannibalism was observed among the predator larvae in these containers. (11 references.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-365
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume49
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1973

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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