Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
Title: Observations on flowering plants in north central Florida that might serve as nectar sites. Authors
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 20, 2011
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Observations were made on the seasonal phenology of flowering plants along SR24 between Gainesville and Cedar Key, FL, for a period of 1 yr. The objective was to document the seasonality, species composition and relative abundance of flowering plants that might be available as nectar sites for mosquitoes and flies. Chemical analyses were performed on many of the flowering plants to identify the volatiles. This talk will present the results of these studies. Plans have been made to continue to identify volatiles from additional flowering plants. Olfactometer studies are planned to determine the attractancy of whole flowers and individual compounds to several species of mosquitoes and flies.