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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SURVEILLANCE AND ECOLOGY OF MOSQUITO, BITING AND FILTH BREEDING INSECTS

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: Impact of larval pathogen infection on conspecific oviposition preference of three medically important mosquito species of Florida.

Authors
item Zettel, Catherine - UNIV. FLORIDA
item BECNEL, JAMES
item ALLAN, SANDRA

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 8, 2008
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Oviposition responses of three medically important mosquito species were evaluated in two-choice bioassays to determine if larval pathogen infection affected oviposition site choice. Both Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus laid significantly fewer eggs in cups containing infected larvae, however, Culex quinquefasciatus was unaffected by the presence of infected larvae.

Last Modified: 9/29/2014
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