ENTOMOLOGY

Invetus Entomology has extensive laboratory and field testing capabilities that can deliver a range of product development and registration data. This makes Invetus Entomology a convenient choice for clients who seek a comprehensive product development package.

FACILITIES

  • Insectarium with major pest insect and tick species under culture

  • Fully equipped entomology laboratory

  • Access to a range of field sites to meet your needs

  • Statistical analysis of data and report writing

  • Validated and robust protocols for insecticidal screening and pest control product testing

TAKE A TOUR

 Insectarium with a range of species under culture

Insectarium with a range of species under culture

 Fully equipped entomological laboratory

Fully equipped entomological laboratory

 Lab reared or field collected specimens

Lab reared or field collected specimens


LABORATORY SCREENING OF EXPERIMENTAL VETERINARY PRODUCTS

The Invetus Entomology laboratory offers the facilities to conduct in-vitro testing and screening of experimental compounds and products on the major ectoparasites of small and large animals. Invetus’ qualified staff can provide the early development stage data on new technical grade active constituents.

Invetus Entomology enables the comparison of insecticidal activity of experimental active constituents with currently registered compounds, utilising validated in-vitro test protocols.

Our standard screening tests for veterinary products include:

Australian sheep blowfly

  • Ovicidal – egg dipping

  • Larvicidal – contact, flystrike dressing and feeding studies (IGR)

  • Adulticidal – treated filter paper and micro-applicator

Sheep body lice

  • Contact adulticidal

  • Feeding/contact IGR

Cat flea

  • Ovicidal – egg dipping

  • Adulticidal - contact filter paper/conical flask

  • IGR – treated carpet test

Australian paralysis tick, brown dog tick and cattle tick

  • Ovicidal

  • Larvicidal - larval tarsal test or larval packet test

  • Adulticidal – adult immersion test and adult feeding test

Buffalo flies

In-vitro testing will also be available against field collected Buffalo flies during late spring to early autumn (October to April in Australia)

  • Adulticidal – treated filter paper

Additional target organisms can be obtained on request.

 sheep blowfly - 1st instar larvae

sheep blowfly - 1st instar larvae

 Cat flea

Cat flea

 Brown dog tick in culture

Brown dog tick in culture


PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS

Invetus can also undertake screening of experimental insecticide compounds on household, garden and turf pests using insects under culture in the Invetus Insectarium or from field collected samples.

 Termiticide tunnelling study

Termiticide tunnelling study


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact Steven Mallett, Research Entomologist

Phone: +61 2 6663 7255