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Research Project: BITING ARTHROPODS: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: Larvicidal and pupicidal properties of Acalypha alnifolia Klein ex Willd. (Euphorbiaceae) leaf extract and the microbial insecticide Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) against lymphatic filarial vector, Culex quinquefasciatus..

Author
item Kovendan, Kalimuthu
item Murugan, Kadarkarai
item Vincent, Savariar
item Barnard, Donald

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/9/2011
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

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Technical Abstract: This study was made to determine the mosquitocidal properties of Acalypha alnifolia leaf extract combined with the use of Metarizhium anisopliae spores for control of the lymphatic filariasis vector Culex quinquefasciatus. The methanolic leaf extract showed larvicidal and pupicidal effects after 24 h exposure. No mortality was observed in the controls. The results indicate that leaf extracts of A. alnifolia when combined with M. anisopliae spores result in significant mortality in larvae and pupae of Cx. quinquefasciatus. Integration of the two natural product-based mosquitocides has potential to provide effective and ecofriendly control of this mosquito vector of lymphatic filariasis.