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1 December 2008 Behavioral Responses of Catnip (Nepeta cataria) by Two Species of Mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Anopheles harrisoni, in Thailand
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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.

Suppaluck Polsomboon, John P. Grieco, Nicole L. Achee, Kamlesh R. Chauhan, Somchai Tanasinchayakul, Jinrapa Pothikasikorn, and Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap "Behavioral Responses of Catnip (Nepeta cataria) by Two Species of Mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Anopheles harrisoni, in Thailand," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24(4), 513-519, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.2987/08-5760.1
Published: 1 December 2008
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