Laboratory evaluations of xanthan gum for the control of Aedes atropalpus (Diptera: Culicidae) pupae

Barry Robert Pittendrigh, R. Y. Zacharuk

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Abstract

A potential mosquito control agent, xanthan gum powder, was applied to a still water surface to determine its efficacy in killing Aedes atropalpus pupae. The ED50 of xanthan gum was 6.18 gm/m2, and the LT50 was 14.2 min. When xanthan gum was applied at a rate of 22.47 gm/m2, water depth had no effect on level of pupal mortality. The xanthan surface layer prevented access by the pupae to the air-water interface. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1267-1270
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental entomology
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Insect Science

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