Accession Number:

ADA504214

Title:

Behavioral Responses of Catnip (Nepeta cataria) by Two Species of Mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Anopheles harrisoni, in Thailand

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

KASETSART UNIV BANGKOK (THAILAND)

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

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 excitorepellency 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE