THE EFFECTS OF FUNGAL MEDIUM ON HATCHING RATE OF BITING MIDGE

  • Jui-Yu Chou Department of Biology, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • Hung-Wei Chen Department of Biology, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • Chung-Chi Lin Department of Biology, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • Yu-Der Wen Department of Biology, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • Wei-Lung Wang Department of Biology, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

Abstract

The little black mosquitos, Forcipomyia taiwana, bite human and become one of the most annoying pests in Taiwan. Recently, the population of F. taiwana increases and invades urban and countryside. In order to effectively prevent the harassment of F. taiwana, develop control strategy is urgent and necessary. Our study found that the fungal medium influenced the length and width of the F. taiwana eggs. It also significantly decreased the hatching rate of F. taiwana. Besides, this artificial diet was more non-toxic and environment-friendly than general chemical pesticides. Thus, this study provided critical information to develop potentially useful bait of F. taiwana in the future.

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Published
2015-11-13
How to Cite
Chou, J.-Y., Chen, H.-W., Lin, C.-C., Wen, Y.-D., & Wang, W.-L. (2015). THE EFFECTS OF FUNGAL MEDIUM ON HATCHING RATE OF BITING MIDGE. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(10). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/6493