Laboratory Evaluation of the Water Fern, Azolla pinnata for Mosquito Control


  • Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Madurai, India


Preliminary laboratory evaluation of Azolla pinnata for control of Culex quinquefasciatus Say and Anopheles culicifacies Giles was carried out. In both the species, complete coverage of the water surface with the fern drastically reduced oviposition and adult emergence, but not larval survival. Egg hatchability was partially affected only in A. culicifacies.


Azolla pinnata, Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles culicifacies, Suppression.

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Agriculture Sciences

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