CREC/LSHTM holds many species of mosquitoes from different regions.

Strains Colony name Species Origin Source of collection Year established. Status Insecticide resistance mechanism(s)
Anopheles gambiae kisumu An. gambiae Kisumu An. gambiae Kenya BEI Ressources 2006 Susceptible None
Anopheles VKPer An. gambiae Vkper An. gambiae Kou Valley (Burkina-Faso) IRSS, Burkina Faso 2004 Resistant Kdr (L1014F)
Anopheles Covè An. gambiae Covè An. gambiae - An. gambiae coluzzii Benin Covè; Benin 2014 Resistant Kdr (L1014F); Metabolic resistance (CYP6P3)
Anopheles Akron An. gambiae Akron An. gambiae coluzzii Benin BEI Ressources 2018 Resistant Ace-1 mutation; Kdr (L1014F).
Aedes ROCK Aedes ROCK Aedes aegypti New York BEI Ressources 2018 Susceptible None
Aedes Dandji Aedes Dandji Aedes aegypti Benin Dandji; Benin 2018 Resistant Not characterized
Culex Dandji Culex Dandji Culex quinquefasciatus Benin Dandji; Benin 2020 Resistant Not characterized
Culex Covè Culex Covè Culex quinquefasciatus Benin Covè; Benin 2020 Resistant Not characterized
FUMOZ Anopheles FUMOZ Anopheles funestus Mozambique BEI Ressources 2021 Resistant Metabolic resistance (CYP6P9a and CYP6P9b)

*Tropical Pesticide Research Institute (TPRI)

Our mosquito strains have important characteristics (for example, susceptibility or resistance to insecticides) that are essential for the testing of Malaria vector control products. The insectary is designed to prevent any forms of contamination between mosquito strains.

We can provide you with mosquito eggs, larvae or adults.

Please contact us for further details.


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