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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part A (2019)

Sustainable control of mosquito by larval predating Micronecta polhemus Niser for the prevention of mosquito breeding in water retaining structures

Micronectidae habitat in evaporation tank
Fig. 1: Micronectidae habitat in evaporation tank
Predation potential of Micronectidae<em> </em>(30, 50, and 100) and larvae (50)
Fig. 2: Predation potential of Micronectidae (30, 50, and 100) and larvae (50)
Growth pattern of 64 Micronectidae<em> </em>in laboratory aquarium
Fig. 3: Growth pattern of 64 Micronectidae in laboratory aquarium
Biological features of Micronectidae (a: Front side; b: Back side; c: Nymph)
Fig. 4: Biological features of Micronectidae (a: Front side; b: Back side; c: Nymph)
<em>Micronecta</em> sp. as secondary consumer (a: Feeding on algae; b: Feeding on mosquito larvae)
Fig. 5: Micronecta sp. as secondary consumer (a: Feeding on algae; b: Feeding on mosquito larvae)
The average of light intensity of Micronectidae habitat at 12-h photoperiod for 3 days
Fig. 6: The average of light intensity of Micronectidae habitat at 12-h photoperiod for 3 days
The humidity level of air at Micronectidae habitat from 7 pm to 5 am
Fig. 7: The humidity level of air at Micronectidae habitat from 7 pm to 5 am
The growth pattern of 30, 50 and 100-Micronectidae under field environment
Fig. 8: The growth pattern of 30, 50 and 100-Micronectidae under field environment
The growth pattern of 64-Micronectidae in lab environment
Fig. 9: The growth pattern of 64-Micronectidae in lab environment
Number of <em>Micronecta</em> sp. survived under stress condition (a: Low DO; b: High BOD)
Fig. 10: Number of Micronecta sp. survived under stress condition (a: Low DO; b: High BOD)
Total numbers of mosquito larvae consumed by Micronectidae populations over 72-h period
Fig. 11: Total numbers of mosquito larvae consumed by Micronectidae populations over 72-h period
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