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- adj. That feed on the larvae of insects
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Devouring larvæ; feeding on grubs, caterpillars, and the like; erucivorous.
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The fish species selected has to belong to the group of so-called larvivorous fish, i.e. fish that eat insect larvae.
Gambusia is the most widely applied genus of larvivorous fish and can contribute importantly to keeping mosquito populations down.
This integrated approach includes the use of larvivorous fish and physical improvements aimed to reduce seepage and standing water.
Under EMCP, the programme used a broader mix of new interventions, i.e. insecticide-treated bed nets, spraying houses with effective residual insecticides, use of larvivorous fishes, rapid diagnostic tests for prompt diagnosis, treatment of the sick with effective radical treatment and increased public awareness and IEC.