STRESS ASSESSMENT OF BACTICIDE ON THE WATER BUG Diplonychus rusticus (HEMIPTERA: BELOSTOMATIDAE) |  UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY

The use of pesticides like bacticide to suppress mosquitoes at their breeding locations may have a significant impact on non-target species, including promising biological agents like belostomatid water bugs. In light of these factors, the current study focuses on the extent of survival, tolerance, and behaviour of the water bug Diplonychus rusticus in a bacticide-treated fresh water medium. The findings are explored in light of the effects of environmental stress on population dynamics.

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WATER BUG Diplonychus rusticus (HEMIPTERA: BELOSTOMATIDAE) AS A BIOCONTROL AGENT FOR CULEX MOSQUITO |  UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY

Belostomatid water bugs have been observed to be very predaceous on mosquito larvae, killing and sucking the contents of the mosquito larvae. The purpose of this study is to determine the predatory efficiency of Diplonychus rusticus as a bioagent on Culex larvae. 275 mature water bugs were released into a pond with 275 litres (10%) of water. There were 27,500 Culex larvae added. The number of living larvae was collected and recorded at the end of 6 hours and 24 hours. The findings of this study demonstrated the significance of water bugs in mosquito control.

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