Residual activity of cyhalothrin 20% EC on cattle as determined by mosquito bioassays

I. Vythilingam, Ridhawati, R. A. Sani, K. I. Singh

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The residual effectiveness of 0.005mg/ml of cyhalothrin applied to cattle was determined against three species of mosquitos: Anopheles maculatus Theobald. Anopheles dirus Peyton and Harrison Mansonia uniformis Theobald. Twenty-four hour post exposure mortality and the degree of successful blood engorgement were determined by exposing mosquitos for 10 minutes to cattle. Three replicated assays were conducted and mortality determined at 1, 2, 7, 14 and 21 days after each treatment. An initial mortality of 92-94% for An. dirus and Ma. uniformis and 79% for An. maculatus was obtained. Percentage mortality declined to 10%, 18% and 31% for An. maculatus, An. dirus and Ma. uniformis respectively on day 7 post application. On day 21 post application, percentage mortality was 2-3% for the three species of mosquitos.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-548
Number of pages5
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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