Laboratory and field evaluation of the effects of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid on the oviposition response of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti Linnaeus (Diptera: Culicidae).
Autor(es): Antonio-Arreola Gloria Elsa; López-Bello Roger; Romero-Moreno Daenna Kaori; Sánchez Daniel
Resumo: In this paper, we assessed the suitability of using the neonicotinoid imidacloprid with standard ovitraps by evaluating the ovicidal properties of imidacloprid and its influence on the oviposition response of gravid females of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti Linnaeus (Diptera: Culicidae). First, we calculated the imidacloprid lethal dose 99 (LD(99)) by exposing third instar larvae of the target species to different concentrations of the insecticide. Next, Ae. aegypti eggs were exposed to the imidacloprid LD(99) for 24 h and hatching inhibition was recorded. Finally, we investigated any potential repellent effect of the imidacloprid solution on the oviposition response of gravid Aedes females in field and laboratory conditions. The LD(99) obtained from larvae tests proved to be sufficient to keep any exposed eggs from hatching. No repellent effect was observed; females laid as many eggs in imidacloprid-treated ovitraps as in traps containing either clean water or temephos-treated water in both field and laboratory conditions. Our results indicate that imidacloprid is a suitable insecticide for treating ovitraps against Ae. aegypti.
Palavras-Chave: Aedes aegypti, Ovitrap; Imidacloprid; Vector control
Imprenta: Memo?rias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 106, n. 8, p. 997-1001, 2011
Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1590/S0074-02762011000800016
Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Ovicida ; Aedes aegypti - Repellent
Data de publicação: 2011