Mosquito gonotrophic cycle and multiple feeding potential: contrasts between Anopheles and Aedes (Diptera: Culicidae).

Autor(es): Klowden M J; Briegel H

Resumo: Two aedine and three anopheline species were allowed to blood-feed to repletion, and their host-seeking behavior was measured with an olfactometer at intervals afterward. Both Aedes aegypti (L.) and Ae. albopictus (Skuse) were inhibited from subsequently seeking a host during the gonotrophic cycle, but Anopheles gambiae Giles, An. albimanus Wiedemann, and An. freeborni Aitken, all showed varying degrees of host-seeking behavior while their eggs matured. Continued host-seeking by some anophelines during the gonotrophic cycle has important implications for some assumptions commonly made about mosquito behavior and parasite transmission.

Palavras-Chave: Aedes; Anopheles; Multiple feeding

Imprenta: Journal of Medical Entomology, v. 31, n. 4, p. 618-622, 1994,

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1093/jmedent/31.4.618

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Cell ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission

Data de publicação: 1994