Latest Research News on Culicidae : March – 2020

Díptera. Fam. Culicidae.

Various changes in nomenclature are made in this important revision of the mosquitos of the world, the following being the author’s views of the status and synonymy of certain Anophelines: – Anopheles aconitus, Dön. [1]

The Mosquitoes of the South Pacific (Diptera, Culicidae), Vol. 2

This is a remarkable work of scholarship and industry, beautifully, almost lavishly produced. The two volumes together weigh over seven pounds and when open cover a space of 22 by 18 inches. [2]

Sensilla of Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)

Almost all of the peripheral sensilla, including the compound eyes, of both sexes of adult Aedes aegypti have been described at the fine structure level. More is known about the structure of the sensilla of Ae. [3]

Infection of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae and Adults by the Entomopathogenic Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschn.) Sorokin

Aims: The dengue vector Aedes aegypti is currently a target for control by entomopathogenic fungi. We have previously shown the susceptibility of both larvae and adult A. aegypti to fungal infection by Metarhizium anisopliae and strategies are being developed for control of both stages in the field. [4]

Phytochemical Composition and Larvicidal Activity of Ocimum canum (L.) Essential Oil against Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae)

Background: Malaria is a serious health problem in many countries of the world especially sub-Saharan African. Anopheles mosquito which is the vector of this disease has developed resistance against synthetic pyrethroids which are the main stay of insecticide treated bed nets. The development of insecticide resistance and side effects associated with synthetic pesticides has triggered intense research efforts towards natural products. [5]

Reference

[1] Edwards, F.W., 1932. Diptera. Fam. Culicidae. Gen. Ins., 194.

[2] Belkin, J.N., 1962. The Mosquitoes of the South Pacific (Diptera, Culicidae), Vol. 2. The Mosquitoes of the South Pacific (Diptera, Culicidae), Vol. 2.

[3] Mclver, S.B., 1982. Sensilla of mosquitoes (diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology19(5), pp.489-535.

[4] Vieira, L., Paula, A., Paula, C., DaMatta, R. and Samuels, R. I. (2013) “Infection of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae and Adults by the Entomopathogenic Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschn.) Sorokin”, Microbiology Research Journal International, 3(3), pp. 309-317. doi: 10.9734/BMRJ/2013/3638.

[5] K. Babatunde, S., M. Adedayo, R., A. Ajiboye, E., Ojo, S. and B. Ajuwon, I. (2015) “Phytochemical Composition and Larvicidal Activity of Ocimum canum (L.) Essential Oil against Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae)”, European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 11(4), pp. 1-7. doi: 10.9734/EJMP/2016/21673.

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