Pistia stratiotes
Pistia stratiotes
(water lettuce)

Impact ID2846
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMansonia mosquitos, the vectors of rural filariasis, lay their eggs in abundant large masses on the underside of the leaves of Pistia stratiotes and larvae subsequently attach themselves to the roots
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/3/2023].

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