About the Authors

Shin-ya Ohba

ooba@nagasaki-u.ac.jp

Affiliation Biological Laboratory, Faculty of Education, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Kazunori Ohashi

Affiliation Health and Crop Sciences Research Laboratory, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Hyogo, Japan

Endang Pujiyati

Affiliation Department of Vector Ecology and Environment, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Yukiko Higa

Affiliation Department of Vector Ecology and Environment, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Hitoshi Kawada

Affiliation Department of Vector Ecology and Environment, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Nobuaki Mito

Affiliation Health and Crop Sciences Research Laboratory, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Hyogo, Japan

Masahiro Takagi

Affiliation Department of Vector Ecology and Environment, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Competing Interests

K. Ohashi and N. Mito are employees of Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., whose company provided funding towards this study. K. Ohashi applied for patents related to this study (Publication No: WO2011/145667, JP2012-106A, JP2012-10640A); however, all patent rights were assigned to the company. Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., may develop a new mosquito control product based on this study. Sumika Techno-Service Co. Ltd., provided technical assistance. There are no further patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KO. Performed the experiments: SO EP KO YH. Analyzed the data: SO. Wrote the paper: SO KO. Critically reviewed the manuscript: HK NM MT.