Monday, December 10, 2007 - 8:53 AM

The effect of sterol carrier protein inhibitors (SCPIs) on adult Aedes aegypti

Ryan Larson,, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1630 Linden Dr, Room 840, Madison, WI and Que Lan,, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Entomology, 1630 Linden Drive, Room840 Russell labs, Madison, WI.

The objective of this study was to determine the potential of sterol carrier protein inhibitors (SCPIs) as an adulticide on the Yellow Fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Previous studies have revealed that SCPIs are lethal to a variety of mosquito larvae at relatively low doses, however, the effect of SCPIs on adult mosquitoes is unknown. In the current study, bioassays were set up to determine the toxicity of SCPIs on adult Aedes aegypti when applied topically via ectopical application and oral delivery.

Species 1: Diptera Culicidae Aedes aegypti (yellowfever mosquito)