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Repellency of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) flowers against Aedes mosquitoes

V K Dua, N C Gupta, A C Pandey, V P Sharma
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 1996, 12 (3): 406-8
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The repellent effect of Lantana camara flowers was evaluated against Aedes mosquitoes. Lantana flower extract in coconut oil provided 94.5% protection from Aedes albopictus and Ae. aegypti. The mean protection time was 1.9 h. One application of Lantana flower can provide more than 50% protection up to 4 h against the possible bites of Aedes mosquitoes. No adverse effects of the human volunteers were observed through 3 months after the application.

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