The excessive use of synthetic insecticides is responsible for many cases of resistance in insects. Therefore, the use of natural molecules of ecological interest with insecticidal properties is an alternative approach to the use of synthetic insecticides. The aim of this study is to investigating the larvicidal and adulticidal activity and the chemical composition of the essential oil of Aeollanthus pubescens on the major malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae.
anopheles gambiae sensu stricto
Parasit Vectors. 2021 Oct 7;14(1):518
Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 447–454, December 2012
Although wing length and dry weight at emergence showed large variations, M females were on average 8% heavier than S females of similar wing length.