Observations on Toxorhynchites splendens (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Culicidae) in Singapore
Mosquito News 28(1): 91-95
ISSN/ISBN: 0027-142X Accession: 014582876
Aedes aegypti (L.) is a known vector of haemorrhagic dengue in south-eastern Asia, and A. albopictus (Skuse) a suspected vector. Studies were carried out in Singapore to determine whether Toxorhynchites splendens (Wied.) could be used for the biological control of the two species of Aedes. At 84 degrees F, the egg stage lasted 1.5 days on average, the larval stages 34.6 days and the pupal stage 4.6 days.