Hybrid malaria mosquito is resistant to bed-net insecticide

January 13, 2015 11:01 AM

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Hybrid malaria mosquito is resistant to bed-net insecticide

Gregory Lanzaro, medical entomologist and professor at University of California Davis (UC Davis) and leader of the research team behind the discovery, says they are calling the hybrid mosquito a "super" mosquito because it can survive exposure to the insecticides used to treat bed nets.

He and his team report their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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