alexa Biological control of mosquito larvae of Culex quinquef
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Research Article

Biological control of mosquito larvae of Culex quinquefasciatus Say using freshwater fish Carassius auratus Linn and Poecilia reticulata Peters

Kamatchi PAC1,2, Arivoli S2, Maheswaran R1,3*

1Department of Zoology, Pachaiyappa’s College for Men, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India 631501

2Department of Zoology, Thiruvalluvar University, Serkkadu, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India 632115

3Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India 636011

*Corresponding Author:
Maheswaran R
Department of Zoology
Pachaiyappa’s College for Men
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India-631501
Tel: +919443323186
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: 22 June 2015 Accepted Date: 10 July 2015 Published Date: 14 July 2015



Culex quinquefasciatus is the vector of Wuchereria bancrofti, avian malaria, and arboviruses. The Carassius auratus and Poecilia reticulata were evaluated against the larvae of C. quinquefasciatus and observed remarkable larval consumption. C. auratus and P. reticulata can be used against mosquitoes for integrated vector control management programme.


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