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Table 3 Oviposition responses of Aedes aegypti to the control (Hexane) and treatment (Caproic Acid and Temephos) and the percentage of post-treatment hatching and mortality

From: Investigation of mosquito oviposition pheromone as lethal lure for the control of Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae)

Sample Mean ± S.E. OAI Hatching (%)* Mortality (%)**
Control (Hexane in dechlorinated water) 538 ± 75   87% 0%
Temephos (temephos and hexane in dechlorinated water 311 ± 64 -0.27 4% 95%
Lethal lure (caproic acid and temephos) 835 ± 94*** 0.22 3% 92%
  1. t (18), ***P < 0.001.
  2. S.E. standard error.
  3. OAI. oviposition activity index.
  4. *a Percentage of hatching was based on total egg of each sample (control. 5383; temephos 5242; lethal lure 8354).
  5. **b Percentage of mortality was based on the larvae hatch (control. 4523; temephos 209; lethal lure 212).