Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus Mosquito Longevity is longer as Impact of Exposure to Propoxur Aerosol Insecticide

Nur Endah Wahyuningsih, Fitriana Nurussakinah, Siswoyowati .

Abstract


Mosquitoes were exposed to aerosol propoxur. Treatment groups were Ae aegypti and Ae albopictus laboratory mosquitoes knock down that recover after 24 hours holding time. The control groups were field mosquitoes without exposure to insecticide spraying, Results showed that mosquitoes exposed to insecticide lived longer (Ae aegypti for 69 days and Ae albopictus for 54 days) than control mosquitoes (17 & 17 days respectively). The fertility of treated mosquito was higher than the control, p <0.05. This result also demonstrated that Ae aegypti has also a higher ability for laying eggs and egg hatching in comparison with Ae albopictus 

Keywords


aerosol propoxur insecticide, longer mosquito life, Ae aegypti, Ae albopictus

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