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Title: Initial survey of underground mosquito breeding sites in Darwin, NT
Authors: Lamche, Gisela
Whelan, Peter I
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Series/Report no.: Northern Territory Disease Bulletin
Vol. 10 No. 3
Abstract: Several studies on the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in northern Queensland have revealed a considerable percentage of the larval population to be living and surviving the unfavourable dry or winter season in underground breeding sites.Service pits and manholes have been found to contain mosquito larvae.The presence of natural predators of mosquito larvae such as Mesocyclops (Crustacea, Copepoda) species is known to considerably reduce mosquito breeding in service pits and manholes.
ISSN: 1440-883X
Type: Bulletin
Subjects: Mosquitoes
Prevention and control
Vector control
Risk assessment
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