Feeding response of Aedes aegypti and Anopheles dirus (Diptera: Culicidae) using out-of-date human blood in a membrane feeding apparatus.

Autor(es): Pothikasikorn Jinrapa; Boonplueang Rapee; Suebsaeng Chalermchai; Khaengraeng Rungpetch; Chareonviriyaphap Theeraphap

Resumo: The colonization of Aedes aegypti and Anopheles dirus was performed using out-of-date human blood from a blood bank as a nutritional supply dispensed from a common artificial feeder. Preserved human blood was collected and used for feeding on days 5, 15, and 25 after date of expiration and dispensed from a common artificial feeder to rear the mosquitoes. Ae. aegypti had a feeding rate of 78.7, 62, and 18% at the respective intervals while An. dirus had a rate of 80, 56.8, and 7.3% on the same respective days. Direct feeding on live hamsters resulted in a rate of 96 and 90% for Ae. aegypti and An. dirus, respectively. Although egg production rates decreased from the day 5 feeding to the day 25 feeding, all of the developmental stages resulting from An. dirus fed at day 5 and 15 showed insignificant differences when compared with direct feeding on the blood of a hamster.

Imprenta: Journal of Vector Ecology, v. 35, n. 1, p. 149-155, 2010

Identificador do objeto digital: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1948-7134.2010.00071.x

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Cytopathology

Data de publicação: 2010