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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part A (2020)
Spiders controlling mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles stephensi): A comprehensive research
Author(s): Jayaraman Dharmaraj, Chinnappan Gunasekaran, Vallavan Rajkumar and Cheruvarthy Amita Paul
Abstract: Spiders constitute one of the most important components of the generalist predator fauna, very well known for keeping check on outbreaks of insect populations. Spiders are well known for their web architecture and potential as bio-control agents. Numerous researches have shown that the spider species usually consume mosquitoes. But our research shows that any spider species feeds and controls the mosquitoes that spread the diseases such as malaria, dengue, and Chickungunya. There is need therefore to develop at different scales, models that incorporate different biological factors for the successful establishment of effective biological control of mosquitoes by spiders. We conclude from these co-relative studies that for efficient prey capture Hippasa agelenoides, Herennia multipuncta, Leucauge decorata, Viciria minima, where the role of mesh width depends on the biology of prey. The present paper describes the role of spiders in controlling vectors as Mosquitoes.
How to cite this article:
Jayaraman Dharmaraj, Chinnappan Gunasekaran, Vallavan Rajkumar and Cheruvarthy Amita Paul. Spiders controlling mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles stephensi): A comprehensive research. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2020; 7(1): 51-55.