Laboratory demonstration of oviposition by Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in covered water jars.

Autor(es): Strickman D; Kittayapong P

Resumo: In Thailand, ceramic jars (135-200 liters) covered by aluminum lids commonly are used to store water for household use. In laboratory cages, gravid female Aedes aegypti (L.) were able to enter and oviposit in a covered water jar. Although the aluminum lid was not a complete barrier to gravid females, it reduced the number of eggs oviposited by 77%. A vertically oriented foam rubber ring which was compressed between the lip of the jar and the flange of the lid effectively sealed the jar against ovipositing mosquitoes.

Imprenta: Journal of Medical Entomology, v. 30, n. 5, p. 947-949, 1993

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1093/jmedent/30.5.947

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 1993