Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2019)
Prey influence of mosquito larvae: aedes aegypti on predatory potential of diplonychus indicus
Author(s): Selva Seematti R, Prabakaran V, Akila V
Abstract: Aedes aegypti is a vector of dengu, which were lives in fresh water habitat and breeding from man made containers. In the presence study using aquatic bug Diplonychus indicus as biocontrol agent to eradicate different instars of Aedes aegypti. A remarkable increase in the number of prey killed different prey density of 25, 50, 75 and 100 by female predator exhibited a mean value of 28.8 for a prey density of 100 followed by male revealed a similar trent. When the prey density was increased and the predation rate also increased. Among the different prey ages the adult predator preferred 4th prey age size. Among the different nymphal instar of Diplonychus indicus fifth nymphal instar revealed maximum predation rate of 24 percent.
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