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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ARS AREAWIDE PEST MANAGEMENT (AWPM) PROGRAM FOR THE ASIAN TIGER MOSQUITO

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: Observations on flowering plants in north central Florida that might serve as nectar sites.

Authors
item Kline, Daniel
item Rohrig, Eric

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.

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