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Title: Behavioral responses of catnip (Nepeta cataria) by two species of mosquitoes, aedes aegypti and anopheles harrisoni, in Thailand
Authors: Suppaluck Polsomboon
John P. Grieco
Nicole L. Achee
Kamlesh R. Chauhan
Somchai Tanasinchayakul
Jinrapa Pothikasikorn
Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap
Kasetsart University
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Washington DC
Mahidol University
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Citation: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. Vol.24, No.4 (2008), 513-519
Abstract: An investigation of the biological effect of catnip oil (Nepeta cataria L.) on the behavioral response of field collected Aedes aegypti and Anopheles harrisoni was conducted using an automated excito-repellency test system. Aedes aegypti showed significantly higher escape rates from the contact chamber at 5 catnip oil compared to other concentrations (P < 0.05). With Anopheles harrisoni, a high escape response was seen at 2.5 catnip oil from the contact chamber, while in the noncontact chamber a higher escape response was observed at a concentration of 5. Results showed that this compound exhibits both irritant and repellent actions. © 2008 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
ISSN: 8756971X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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