Mosquito Colonies

LITE maintains a range of mosquito colonies, including laboratory susceptible colonies and populations resistant to one or more insecticide class. Resistant colonies are regularly replenished with new field collections and all are maintained under regular insecticide selection pressure. Further details of the resistance mechanisms and phenotypes for each colony is available on request.

Our resistant strains are continually being updated but examples are listed below:Mosquitos (1)

Name

Species

Country of origin

Phenotype

LC50
Deltamethrin (µg/ml

Kdr

Ace

Kisumu

Anopheles
gambiae

Kenya

Susceptible

0.020

0

0

Kisumu Rdl

Anopheles
gambiae

Kenya

Dieldrin resistant

To be determined

0

0

Akron

Anopheles
gambiae

Benin

Carbamate resistant

To be determined

0.1

0.5

VK7

Anopheles
gambiae

Burkina Faso

DDT resistant

0.260

0.4

0

Tiassale

Anopheles
gambiae

Cote d’Ivoire

Pyrethroid resistant

1.590

0.9

0.4

Moz

Anopheles
arabiensis

Mozambique

Susceptible

To be determined

0

0

New Orleans

Aedes
aegypti

USA

Susceptible

0.004

0

n/a

Cayman

Aedes
aegypti

Grand Cayman

Pyrethroid, carbamate & DDT resistant

9.290

0.7

n/a

FuMoz

Anopheles funestus