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

Author
item Zettel, Catherine
item Becnel, James
item Allan, Sandra - Sandy

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/8/2008
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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.